Granted, solid state drives can speed up everything that requires disk access, include boot times, loading screens for games and application launches. However, without proper maintenance, you can notice how the power of your SSD starts to limp along in time.
Crucial Storage Executive
is an application designed to help you monitor the health status and performance of your SSD while providing optimization tools to help you enjoy the highest speed possible.
Following a quick and uneventful setup, you are welcomed by an appealing and well-structured interface that is designed as a dashboard. On the left side, you can preview and access System Information, Drive Details, S.M.A.R.T., Firmware Updates and several cleaning functions. On the larger panel on the right, you can check out more information on the drive or the option you are accessing.
It is worth mentioning that the program provides you with a few recommendations on how to increase the overall performance of the SSD. For instance, you can boost up the speed by disabling the unnecessary functions such as filename creation or by disabling the AHCI mode.
The idea behind the application is to enable you to view a plethora of details about your SSD and hence, prevent errors, data corruption or permanent damage. Therefore, you can keep a constant eye up for its temperature and health, reset encryption password, verify model number and reduce redundant writes.
In the eventuality that you are unable to access the drive because it has been locked by Windows or other applications, then you can consider using the PSID revert function and regain the use of the volume. In addition, if you have been a victim of a malware infection, then you can employ the Sanitize Drive and make sure all traces of the malware are erased.
All in all, Crucial Storage Executive is a useful and efficient tool that can help you sanitize, enhance momentum cache, revert PSID and other monitoring and maintenance tasks that can help prolong the lifespan and performance of your SSD.