The era of mechanical hard disks lasted for decades. Now it’s over. Extremely fast and energy-saving solid state disks are entering the stage. But the ‘90s rules of storage maintenance, like a casual round of Defrag, don’t apply anymore. In fact, treating an SSD as a regular hard disk might be potentially harmful. Learn how Windows 7 treats these new storage devices and what common SSD myths you need to avoid.
They’re silent, contain no moving parts, consume less energy, and everyone who has installed one of the recently released Solid State Drives (SSDs) notices dramatic speed improvements.
SSDs are a major advance in technology; how they work and if they’re useful in your infrastructure is greatly explained in the article, Switch from a Hard Disk to an SSD with Little Fuss and Bother. A look at today’s segmentation in the SSD market is found over at Anandtech. Study these guides carefully to see if solid state technology is a feasible solution for your enterprise environment.
Whether you upgraded all PCs (or servers) to SSD or just deployed computers with SSDs preinstalled, there are a couple of new house rules to consider. And there’s tons of bad advice floating around that you need to avoid, as well. In this guide, I show you how to set Windows 7 for SSD and what settings you should stay far away from. READ MORE