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Default Updated Microsoft comments on SSD optimizations in Windows 7 - 05-06-2009, 06:14 PM

I know I posted an earlier item on this topic, but I can't find it. So here's a new one.

Microsoft's Engineering Blog added a new post yesterday regarding the optimizations Windows 7 will have for PCs with solid state disks, such as the Mini 9. It goes into more detail than was available before.

http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/0 ... s-and.aspx is the post. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/06/win_7_ssd/ is The Register's take on it.


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Default Re: Updated Microsoft comments on SSD optimizations in Windows 7 - 05-07-2009, 01:17 AM

Excellent blog article...thanks for the link!
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Default 05-12-2009, 10:23 PM

Good Info... Thanks for posting it...


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Default 05-13-2009, 04:14 AM

You know what would work? Make the OS into a ROM file on disk like a CD or DVD. Not only would OS files remain unchanged and unchangeable (highly resistant to viruses and the like) but it prevent the problems of SSDs from being an issue. Make the OS a "Live CD"

Linux can do this... does anyone do this with Windows?
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Default 05-13-2009, 12:29 PM

Well, that's not really the issue. The OS files don't typically get written - user files do as does the pagefile. Windows already protects its files against malicious overwriting.

The point of the optimization is that normal use of any OS will involve file deletions, creations and writes, and that SSDs benefit from a different way of handling blocks in the file system.


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Default 05-20-2009, 05:37 PM

Windows 7 keeps on getting better and better! Keep this up, Microsoft, and I may choose to use Win 7 instead of Mac OS X on my future Mini!

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