Manage and Maintain Your SSD in Windows 10

February 25, 2016

More and more people use the SSD instead of the old hard drive disk (HDD). But how to manage and maintain Windows 10 SSD so that it can always performance in the best status?

SSD is more and more popular in Windows 10

With the release of Windows 10, many Windows users upgrade their Windows 7/8 operating system 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 more safe than HDD(hard drive disk), and it is more and more popular in Windows users with its price going down. Thus, people would rather use the faster and smaller SSD instead of HDD. SSD is acclaimed by Windows 10 users.

However, when you use the SSD on your computer, you may find that it isn’t as fast as they say, and the space is easy to run out of. Why?

SSD doesn’t run normally

SSD is 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. Thus, SSD doesn’t run normally, and you need to find a way to optimize its performance.

Ways to optimize SSD in Windows 10

With the Windows 10 operating system, to optimize the SSD, you need to make sure whether the SSD is at the best status, and there are many tips for SSD optimize. If you find that the SSD isn’t in the best mode, you can try to use some third party software to optimize it.

Truthfully, there are many software that you an 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. Thus, here we highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can optimize SSD with Partition Alignment tool, and it supports Windows 7/8, including Windows 10.

To optimize Windows 10 SSD, you need to install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant first. And before you do, you need to ensure whether the partition is in 4k alignment.

Step1. In AOMEI Partition Assistant main interface, you can see the basic environment of your SSD. Right click on a partition, select “Partition Alignment” under the Advanced tab, or click on a partition, select “Partition Alignment” at the left tool bar.

Partition Alignment

step2. It will pop out a window and you can set the partition alignment to 1024 sector to get an optimize.

Set Partition Alignment

Step3.Then, you will go back to the primary state of this software, and here you need to click Apply to submit the operation and you can continue to make partition alignment of other partitions.

Click Apply

The whole operation is very simple and you just do it with mouse-clicking. With this Partition Alignment, you can make your SSD in the best mode, so that the SSD will run fast and store files with little space. If you want to save money, you can also download its free edition AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which provides you manage and maintain your SSD or HDD in free.