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#1 fixMeMommy

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Was told by SSD gurus that amongst the things I could do to optimize and increase the longevity of my SSD was to turn off system restore. They claimed it made excessive hits to the drive and thus shortened its life.

But another friend says turning off system restore is like flying without a parachute.

What I was thinking of doing is making a system restore point now while (thanx to this site) I'm clean and fast, but then turning system restore off again. Will it save that restore point, or will that go away too when I turn off system restore?

Thanx for your attention and advice,
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

I never confide in a hard disk and store everything in an external HD. as far as windows back ups go, after one get a trojan or install something screwy, it is always nice to be able to return the file system back to a previous snapshot.

Maybe you will just consider saving a single restore point instead of allowing windows to routinely back up your system on a schedule?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

download http://www.elpamsoft.com/?p=SSD-Tweaker and run that

Put the page file on other drive

I have my Windows Restore on but its using 3-5% percent on the SSD

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Well...it really doesn't matter if you backup routinely...or you clone your partitions/drives routinely...what matters is that you need routine, regular backups to go to when things go wrong. I think we've all learned by now...that things WILL go wrong.

I've never found Windows System Restore worthy of being relied upon, since it does not take into account hardware or malware problems that result in the user being unable to boot into Windows to use the SR function.

I'd suggest routinely backing up, using something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx .

As for external drives...those are nothing but regular hard drives within a USB enclosure. Their weakness is that they give users two or three points of potential problems, as opposed to those presented by drives connected internally. The enclosure itself...the drive itself...anything relative to the connection/transmittal of data between system and drive...all are potential points of failure/concern.

As for "optimizing" an SSD...not sure what you might mean. Nothing manmade is going to last forever or work perfectly over time. Look at the warranty period for that drive and you will see how long the manufacturer expects it to be without problems :). No purchaser/user of such should have more confidence than the manufactuer, IMO. If problems arise before the warranty period expires...well, that's what the warranty is for and that's why it's good to have backups.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

....or maybe a cloud back up service may be what you feel most comfortable with?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

Sweet! Thanx for all the tips. Can't wait to try the SSDtweaker--thanx for that link coxchris.

Did let win7 create a restore point but didn't schedule any new ones. Anyone know where restore point files get stored; like that notion of stashing it in several places and not just on the boot drive.

Grateful to you,
fmm




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