Dear Lifehacker, I'm putting together a computer and really want to get an SSD like you guys keep telling me to, but they're just so expensive. I can probably afford a 60GB SSD or smaller, but that seems too small to fit anything on — even without my user folder, my current C: drive takes up nearly 70GB. Is it even possible to make use of an SSD this small? Sincerely, Starved for Space
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We all know solid-state drives take a bit of care, so if you want to keep track of how your SSD is faring health-wise, free utility SSDLife will let you know.
Windows only: We've shown you how to take full advantage of your solid-state drive before, but with Intel's free Toolbox app, you can run and schedule automatic tasks that increase your drive's performance even more.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) have grown popular in recent years for the impressive speed increases your system gains using them. To get the most from your SSD, however, you can (and should) do a few things differently.
Google webspam wrangler Matt Cutts treated himself to a solid-state hard drive—the kind made from memory chips—and timed a customised boot of Ubuntu 9.04. It was up and running Firefox in about 18 seconds.