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Re: Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks - 02-08-2009, 04:22 AM
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Re: Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks - 03-18-2009, 02:12 AM
I agree about the write caching, that should be left on.
However, I've turned off indexing myself, and I've been running Windows 7 since January or so, and I use the library feature to add my WHS box's recorded TV, music, videos, etc folders to them, and haven't had any trouble until recently. With build 7000, this worked absolutely fine, with no trouble at all.
Not to sound like a jerk about it, there's probably a hidden reason for it, but 7057 seems to have artificially introduced trouble doing the same thing. As in, now on the newer build, it gives me a message about the location being unsupported..... and then displays the location anyway. It almost sounds like it's just a restriction put in because you don't like people doing that, since it worked perfectly before, and works perfectly now other than the warning message. Like I said, I'm sure there's probably some reason, but it's not apparent, since it works fine. If you could clarify the reasoning for that, then maybe it'd help people. (And as for slow population of files, I've got 8000 songs and they came up as fast on the computer with indexing off using a wireless connection as they do on the desktop with indexing on).
But, maybe we can agree anyway on a preferred solution to keep resource use on the SSD to a minimum, since seek times are almost nonexistant on the SSD so indexing local files is relatively unnecessary. Maybe a better solution than turning off indexing completely via the Windows Search service would be to go into the indexing options, and change the locations that get indexed to not include things local to the SSD. That way you would get any unnecessary read/write on the SSD, but still are able to index network files and the like (and then you'd still have Windows Search available for things like OneNote that are dependent on it as well).
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