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SSD Longevity – 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your New SSD

Before upgrading your PC’s internal storage, there are several key factors to consider. Choosing the amount of storage, number of SSDs, or format, is essential to getting the most out of this upgrade to your system.

Below are five tips to help you get the most out of your new SSD.

1 – Leave free space on your SSD

The more data you store on an SSD, the slower it will become, as it fills up with partially filled blocks. Although you’ll want to store as many files as possible on your new SSD, we recommend leaving a minimum of 10% free space for general maintenance and background operating system operations.

This way, you can increase the longevity of the SSD, while ensuring that you save some extra space. Luckily, our high-capacity drives offer enough space for all your important data (personal files, games or work), even with that extra 10% of space.

2 – Use the Kingston SSD Manager software

You can keep track of your brand new Kingston SSD with our  Kingston SSD Manager (KSM) software .

This will allow you to monitor the health of your SSD in a number of areas to ensure you are getting the most out of it. Below we have listed the main areas where Kingston SSD Manager software can help you:

  • Check the status  and usage of your SSD
  • Access SSD credentials
  • View and export detailed SSD health reports
  • Update Firmware
  • Delete data securely

3 – Ensure that the host system is properly cooled

Monitoring the temperature of your PC and laptop, including each of the components within it, is essential for the overall health and performance of the system. In addition to these other recommendations, ensuring that your SSD does not overheat will help improve its overall longevity and performance.

Whether the SSD you’re looking to upgrade is for your home PC or a dedicated gaming PC, Kingston has solutions for both. Our  KC3000 NVMe M.2 SSD comes with a compact graphene aluminum heatsink to keep it cool and help it reach its peak performance.

For gamers, our Kingston FURY Renegade SSD is a great choice as it features a built-in heat sink, which will keep the SSD running smoothly for long gaming sessions.

4 – Additional methods to check SSD status

Other good practices you can regularly apply to manage your SSD include never force-shutdown your device, which can corrupt all the data you have stored on it.

This is something you should definitely avoid if you have important files stored on it. You should also regularly back up your data, just in case.

These small road actions will help you get the most out of your SSD for many years to come!

5 – Preserve your SSD for data center

Data center SSDs are very demanding and require extensive attention and maintenance. However, they are responsible for preserving enormous quantities of data which are an integral part of the company’s activities.

Fortunately, the same hardware preservation methods that apply to Kingston’s personal SSDs will also improve the longevity of enterprise data center SSDs . If you have any questions, our Kingston experts are here to help.

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