I finally got my Corsair SSD up and running. Now I need a couple of tips to ensure that my drive will last me as long as it can and operate at its peak potential. I've read up enough on SSDs to know a few things. For example, I've disabled these services using run and going msconfig: Bluetooth Support Service (I don't use Bluetooth) Disk Defragmenter Task Scheduler (I will schedule everything manually) Print Spooler (I don't have a printer) Superfetch Remote Desktop Services Windows Search Windows Indexing (Seen below) I've enabled AHCI mode before doing a fresh W7 64-bit install on the SSD. After I installed, I ran ATTO and came up with these numbers: I'm still probably going to use my old HDD, but here are some of its numbers just to give you a comparison: So far I think I have set up and tweaked most of the settings that helps keep an SSD stable, but I'm sure I missed and/or I just don't know how to do a few things. #1 I don't know how to disable Windows Prefetch, I checked the services list and it wasn't there. #2 How do I disable Write Caching? Did I do that already by disabling Windows Search? #3 How do I check if TRIM is running? (DONE) #4 How do I enable TRIM? (DONE) #5 How do I disable hibernation? (DONE) #6 How do I know if Background Garbage Collection (BCG) is doing it's thing? (DONE) #7 What do I have to do in regards to my pagefile? I use Firefox mostly, with occasional IE useage.