How to Manage and Maintain Your SSD in Windows 10?

Wanna manage and maintain your SSD to make it always in the best status? Here we will show the best way to maintain SSD drive in Windows 10.


By Cherry / Updated on May 12, 2023

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SSD is more and more popular in Windows 10

With the release of Windows 10, many Windows users upgrade their Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10, and they would rather migrate OS to SSD to get a faster running speed. SSD, the solid-state drive, is a kind of storage hard drive with chips. It is safer than HDD(hard drive disk), and it is more and more popular among Windows users with its price going down. Thus, people would rather replace HDD with a faster SSD. SSD is acclaimed by Windows 10 users.

However, to make SSD work always in the best status and work as you expected, it is necessary to manage and maintain your SSD drive in Windows 10.

SSD doesn’t run normally

SSD is supposed to be the very best storage hard drive with the fast reading and writing speed, and large storage space. But one day, you may find that even a small file could occupy a big space, and the SSD doesn’t run normally. Then you need to find a way to maintain the SSD or optimize its performance.

Ways to maintain SSD in Windows 10

To manage and maintain SSD health in Windows 10 operating systems, you can try some quick tricks:

1. Make sure your system is running in AHCI mode
2. Check if TRIM is enabled or not
3. Disable disk indexing
4. Turn off Scheduled Defragmentation
5. Turn off system protection
6. Disable paging files
7. Disable Hibernation
8. Deactive Prefetch and Superfetch
9. Disable GUI boot

Details can be found in tips for SSD optimize. If after those attempts, your SSD drive still runs slowly, you can try some third-party software to optimize it. Truthfully, there is much software that you can use to manage and maintain your SSD, such as Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox, Samsung Magician, and many others. But they have many restrictions, for example, Samsung Magician is designed especially for Samsung SSD, and it has many restrictions on Windows 10 system yet, while although Intel Solid-State Drive is also the most frequently updated, it is more expensive.

Luckily, there is a versatile SSD optimization tool: AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which can optimize all popular SSD drives by aligning its partitions. The partition alignment is to align the partitions properly to the reasonable boundaries of the SSD drive, which can ensure the ideal performance during data access. Any incorrect partition alignment can slow down the hard drive performance. You can download the demo versions and follow the steps to maintain SSD performance through partition alignment.

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Right-click the SSD and select “Align All Partitions”.

Align All Partitions

Step 2. It will pop out a window and you can set the partition alignment to 1024 sector to optimize it.

Set Partition Alignment

Step 3.Then click “Apply” and "Proceed" to submit the operation.

Apply Alignment

Besides aligning partitions to maintain SSD drive, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is also capable of securely erasing SSD drive, which can help reset SSD to factory settings and keep the peak performance.

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So, to manage and maintain your SSD in Windows 10, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is worth a try. It can help make your SSD in the best mode, so that the SSD will run fast and store files with little space. In addition, it allows you to transfer OS to SSD, quick SSD partitions, split SSD partitions, merge SSD partitions, clone SSD drive, and more. For Windows Servers, there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.

Cherry · Staff Editor
Cherry is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, cooking, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.