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About trmaurice51

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    Pavilion ZV5000 - Laptop Athlon 64-3400+ 800/2200mhz 728MG-Ram PC2700-333 80Gig Hitachi 7200rpm K7100 NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go 64M (64MG)
  1. I recently installed a Kingston 128 gb SSD V+ drive in my Lenovo T400 Core 2 Duo CPU T9400 2.53 GHz with 4 GB memory laptop and did a fresh install with Windows 7 (was using Vista Business before). I have seen conflicting information about the dangers/virtues of defragmenting an SSD drive. My questions are as follows: 1) Does conventional defragmenting cause deterioration of SSD drives? 2) Is PC Matics defrag utility designed to maintain the health of an SSD drive? My observations about performance and defragging with PC Matic leave me conflicted. I don't want to damage my drive but I like the apparent results. I have a fresh install and have been adding programs, moving files and generally trashing (fragmenting) files. When this accumulates I start seeing PC Matic performance scores in the range of top 25%-27% when I have run all the fixes and allowed defragmenting I get scores between 11 and 13. I have seen this type of improvement 2 or maybe 3 times. This would seem to indicate that there is a real performance improvement although I must admit it is little difficult to tell as I wasn't focused on this prior to now. The speed of this machine now with my $300 drive and windows 7 pro is nothing less than jaw dropping. Quite frankly, when I was running a broken Vista installation and my old hard drive I could hardly tell the difference between it and my prior laptop a Toshiba Satellite M115 running XP with a core Duo 1600 GHz with 2 GB memory. I am not talking about a major increase in speed but an order of magnitude. So my dilemma is…. performance, long life or are both possible? Just so there is not confusion ... should anyone try to take my SSD away it would cost them their ???? I hope someone has some real facts and not just speculation about this topic.
  2. As a relatively new member I have viewed various posts, however, for those which have links the majority are past the TechExpress Link expiration period of one week. This makes many of the posts useless. I don't know how this could be solved without keeping some of the data for a longer period of time or possibly having the individual put the most crucial info in the post? Has anyone tried to tackle this question?
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