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Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks - 04-10-2009, 10:50 PM
To the Windows team rep:
The focus of this tweak was on how to correct some OS issues related to using the new SSD's.
What would you do to optimize a fully loaded Vista install to keep from destroying the very expensive device? Has Microsoft given it any though?
I don't use Indexing either and haven't had any problems with my standard Windows installation on a standard hard drive but If I were to buy the SSD and didn't want it toasted because Windows must have Indexing to operate then I suspect I'll just have to adjust accordingly.
Join Date: Jun 2009
SuperFetch & AHCI vs ATA/IDE/RAID - 06-07-2009, 01:11 AM
I just got my Samsung PB22J, 256GB MFC SSD earlier this week. I've been playing with it for days, slowly empoying the tips in tricks found here and in other forums.
I just read about turning off AHCI and switching to regular ATA/IDE/RAID mode instead. I just did that now and I've noticed a TREMENDOUS speed boost at startup. no flicker, what so ever, and I've been able to start programs right off the bat instead of waiting for weird and crappy pauses, at times.
I've also read a ton of opinions regarding SuperFetch and, I have to say, it's bollocks. RAM may be faster than SSDs, but the notion of turning on disk caching of any kind is an antiquated concept. it was originally conceived to alleviate the BS of having low-doses and poor speed of ram. It may have been an ally for a VERY long time, but with the emergence of SSDs and greater ram sizes and speed (while maintaining a very low cost), it MUST go. all of it.
I've turned off SuperFetch/Prefetching altogether and I am FLYING. I've also stopped using AHCI
I own a Dell XPS M1530 /w 4GB ram running Windows Vista x86
thanks for your assistance in helping me achieve max performance on my SSD
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern New Jersey, USA
08-19-2009, 04:21 PM
After running a while with indexing turned off I've very recently turned it back on again.
I like keeping the thumbnails on my media files without it having to re-read them all the time.
The visual slickness doesn't seem to affect performance really either, or not in a way I notice in regular usage.
Former Inspiron Mini 9 Owner, Modder, Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sacramento, California USA
09-19-2009, 11:21 PM
Doing ONLY hibernation is asking for a corrupted system.
Join Date: Jan 2009
09-20-2009, 05:52 AM
i must ask why hasnt anyone said anything about algining the partition you install win 7 on.... depending on how you let win 7 install make your partitions it may or may not align it... regardless you should align it to 64KB for best performance.
OCZ Forum - View Single Post - How to setup Core V1/2, Solid, Apex, Vertex SSD with aligned partitions using USB (if available on the drive) or SATA. Updated to show how to use Vista recovery disk
Do the same steps using the win 7 install... offset by 64KB, and dont let win 7 do n e formatting of ur ssd, just install it on the ntfs partition.
Probably one of the best speed tweaks out there!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
09-20-2009, 09:49 AM
Unless of course we are talking about an SSD which is going to be set up with a 'dual-boot' option... but if not, I am sure that someone will explain further!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
09-20-2009, 12:47 PM
It's done for performance. Did you read the link in nd4spdbh's post right above yours?
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