Does SSD Slow Down Over Time, How to Optimize It

I want to replace my HDD with an SSD. However, I have heard that the SSD's speed will slow down over time. Is that true and how can I stop it?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Due to the fast speed and better performance, many computer users are going to replace their HDD with an SSD. Then, does SSD slow down over time? Yes, SSD will slow down over time, especially when it's filled up. This is because solid-state drives (SSDs) can only write to and store data in empty blocks. If an empty block is not open, the SSD must first erase any data designated as destroyed before populating it with fresh data. One of the reasons the drive slows down is this process.

EaseUS Partition Master Free can apply multiple powerful tools to fix SSD slow-down problems. Read on to learn more free SSD optimization tips.

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1. Monitor SSD Speed, Check SSD Health, Clean Up SSD

Using the "Disk Health," "Disk Mark," and "Clean Genius" of EaseUS Partition Master can help users diagnose SSD's health condition, write/read speed, and what is taking up space on it. Follow the complete tutorial below to learn how to use these tools:

🔍More Details: How to Fix NVMe SSD Slow Write Speed Issue

2. Perform 4K Alignment

EaseUS Partition Master's 4K alignment tool will help you enhance the performance of your SSD by maximizing its writing speed. With just a few clicks, this will optimize your SSD and eliminate garbage and duplicate data:

Step 1. Launch this software on your PC. Open "Toolkit" and choose "4K Alignment."

Step 2. Select the target SSD and click the "Start" option.

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