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SSD (Solid State Drive) Tweak Guide

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Whenever we purchase new machines at work with SSD drives, I usually refer my team to this website.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide

 

Most important parts:

 

Verify TRIM is enabled on your SSD

Disable automatic defragmenting

Disable System Restore (If OS is on SSD)

Reduce Page File Size  I STOP ALL PAGE FILES, none!!!!!!!!

Disable Hibernation

Disable Superfetch (SSDs are Fast enough to disable Superfetch to free up RAM)

Enable Write Caching on your SSD

Disable Indexing on your SSD

 

 

I tend to ignore the rest of their "suggestions".   I have been doing these steps for at least 5 years and have had 0 issues.   I always delete the page file also which tends to raise issues in forums.   8GB of RAM recommended for this.  

 

 

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Great article. I added to bookmarks for reference next time I rebuild my kid's Win7 box.

 

You might consider changing the title of the thread to Win7 SSD tweak guide since it's mostly applicable to that OS. 

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Whenever we purchase new machines at work with SSD drives, I usually refer my team to this website.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide

 

Most important parts:

 

Verify TRIM is enabled on your SSD

Disable automatic defragmenting

Disable System Restore (If OS is on SSD)

Reduce Page File Size  I STOP ALL PAGE FILES, none!!!!!!!!

Disable Hibernation

Disable Superfetch (SSDs are Fast enough to disable Superfetch to free up RAM)

Enable Write Caching on your SSD

Disable Indexing on your SSD

 

 

I tend to ignore the rest of their "suggestions".   I have been doing these steps for at least 5 years and have had 0 issues.   I always delete the page file also which tends to raise issues in forums.   8GB of RAM recommended for this.  

What do all of those things do? Seems unsafe with the restore disabled if your OS were to go wrong

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