I've got one of those. It's a great drive. I got it because it doesn't use one of those SandForce controllers that was causing issues with some SSDs, as I didn't want to have any reliability issues. I wouldn't do any of those tweaks. They're largely pointless and some are just plain bad advice. Windows 7 and 8 configure themselves accordingly when you do a fresh install as they will recognise that a drive is an SSD. For instance, if you have disk defragmenter turned on and scheduled to run once a week (the default setting), Windows will exclude any SSDs from that automatically. If you turn it off, none of your drives will be automatically defragmented. Disabling system restore, hibernation and the page file will free up space (potentially a lot of space), but that guide gives no reasons why you might want to consider leaving them on. System restore is useful! Some people use hibernation instead of shutting their PC down. HERE is an article on why you may not want to turn off the page file. Disabling Superfetch is pointless. Personally, if you do a fresh install I would just check that TRIM is turned on and that the disk defragmenter hasn't included your SSD in the schedule by clicking "Select Disks" and making sure that only mechanical hard drives are listed. If all is good, Windows has correctly identified your drive as an SSD and any other tweaks are optional and should be done for a good reason, e.g. because you never use hibernate and therefore you may as well turn it off and free up some space.