08-30-2014 01:08 PM
My company (bless their heart) bought me a T440s with the 500Mb SSD (installed by Lenovo).
Per Device manager this drive was mfg. by Samsung and lists the ID string:
Yet the Samsung SSD managment tool: "Samsung Magician" does not recognize the drive ....
Is there a Lenovo branded tool for this drive?
I don't seem to find one here:
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08-31-2014 01:17 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
08-31-2014 02:59 AM
Thanks x220 ...
My company did not mind paying a bit of a premium for having the drive come pre-installed in the machine and with the OS tuned to the config ........... but I would have expected the OEM utilitiy toolset to have worked ...
Also I note that the factory preload includes the "Thinkvantage Active Protection" system which seems quite odd for an SSD -
08-31-2014 03:05 AM - edited 08-31-2014 06:36 AM
There's not much you have to do to them, anyway. Turn off defragging, turn off any power setting that is set to spin down drives, ensure that write cache buffereing and write cache buffer flushing are enabled, and re-run Windows Experience Index (which will do those two anyway, generally).
You could also create an over-provisioning partition at the end of the disk if you want, but there's not a consensus about that. If you don't plan to ever get close to filling up the disk, it's not likely to be an issue. An OP partition is usually 10% of the drive capacity in unallocated space at the tail end of the drive.
But the drive will outlast the PC anyway, so it probably doesn't matter. Current consumer drives are testing out to about 1000 terabytes worth of writes. You'll go through several Thinkpads before you can accomplish that.
08-31-2014 08:21 PM - edited 09-01-2014 08:01 PM
Change power plan to never “sleep” the drive in either battery or plugged mode
Uninstalled “ThinkVantage Active Protection system” since I have no spinning drives
I would have thought that Lenovo might have done these things for me ...
Not sure what defrag is going to do for me ... but it does note that my drive is an SSD...
Oh ... and they sure make the Windows Experience Index hard to find in Windows 8.1 .....
09-01-2014 01:34 AM
jwooden, sleep is ok. It's the "turn off hard disk" setting that should be disabled.
Look in "Advanced Power Settings" for your current power plan, found in Control Panel. You'll find there a category for Hard Disk. Set "turn off" to "Never".
It's perfectly fine to sleep or hibernate the PC.
09-18-2014 08:29 AM
I have discovered that Microsoft Defrag, in Win8.1 at least, recognizes an SSD and instead of defragging the files executes the "TRIM" command which is presumably a good thing.