The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned

9. DISABLE PREFETCH AND SUPERFETCH.

1.  Type Regedit into the Start Menu box;

2:  Select the file path:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters”
3.  Right click on both EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch;

4.  Select modify on each of these to change the value from 1(or 3) to 0; and

5.  Restart.

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10.  DISABLE WINDOWS SEARCH AND SUPERFETCH.

1.  Press Winkey + ‘R’ for  Run Dialogue;

2.  Type “services.msc” and press Enter;

3.  Scroll to Superfetch, right click and select Properties;

4.  In the drop down menu select Disabled and select Ok;

5.  Scroll down further to find Windows Search, right click and select Properties;

6.  Click the Stop box then use the drop down menu to Disable select Ok.

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11.  ENABLE FASTER BOOT THROUGH MSCONFIG

This technique will remove the splash scree at start which will cut your boot time by 2-3 seconds.  It is advised that the user not experiment with other options not described as it can have a negative effect on the OS.

1.  Press Winkey + ‘R’ and type MSConfig;

2.  Check the radio option for ‘No GUI Boot’
Use the start box type “msconfig”.

3.  Apply.


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 12.  TURN OFF MULTI-BOOT SELECTION.

This should not be done if the drive is being used to boot multiple operating systems off the same OS drive.

1.  Right click My Computer and select Properties;

2.  Select Advanced System Settings;

3.  Select the Startup and Recovery setting box; and

4.  Un-check the Time to Display List of Operating System box.

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13.  DISABLE RECYCLE BIN.

This will assist in instant activation of trim upon delete for smaller files.  By removing this feature it can seriously impend accidental deletions do not apply if you often accidentally delete incorrect files.

1.  Right Click Recycle Bin;

2.  Select the SSD;

3.  Select Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.

4. Select Apply.

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14.  DECREASE SHUTDOWN TIME.

This particular optimization can result in the loss of data, if not saved, as it forces any running programs to shutdown immediately rather than in their own manner.

1.  Type Regedit into the Start Menu Box;

2.  Select the file path: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\

CurrentControlSet\Control”

The last file is WaitToKillServiceTimeout.

3.  Right Click and select Modify to change the value from 12000 to 1000.  Restart.

NOTE: If you experience program hangups increase this to 5000 or so.

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Great tips! I just bought the Intel X-25 G2. Im removing my cd drive from my 13″ Macbook Pro – 2.26 Core 2. Then adding the SSD in the cd area using a Obtibay enclosure to run the SSD. Ill be loading just Windows 7 on the SSD via bootcamp from my other drive in the machine. The one tip that I keep reading about is the AHCI MODE. There is no bios or at least I dont think so when booting into Windows from a mac. How can I check if Im running in AHCI mode from my mac… Read more »

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bob

you should mofity this post because if you disable all the windows searhing and indexing then you cannot do for exmple

1. Type Regedit into the Start Menu box;#
1. Using the Start Menu Search Box, Search CMD;

because it wont be found, so you have to start looking manually for this apps

mell0
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mell0

In windows XP you couldn’t search regedit through start, it can still be easily done by pressing windows button + r, and then type regedit.

Dave76
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Dave76

Thanks for the great SSD guide.

Do you have any more information on #18?

What are NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation and NtfsMemoryUsage, what is the effect of these tweaks on the SSD?

Thanks for any details.

Les@TheSSDReview
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There are no effects on the SSD.

Sency Sunny
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Sency Sunny

Can i ask a doubt about samsung evo 850 ssd?

shinji
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shinji

NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation disables the OS ability to create legacy filenames for older applications.

Zappa
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Zappa

Shinji was right with the ntfsDisable8dot3… It may be noticeable, and older applications mean older than 20 years, that is when that legacy long file names format was used. It creates short name version for every long named file it creates, for any old application that uses that legacy long format system. I imagine the full path counts in the length of the filename, so if you have a application writing files regularly to a folder with a long tree, all of them may be long file names, and all would be forcing the ssd to create 2 names for… Read more »

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Peter

Hi, thanks for a great guide!
As regards “15. VERIFY TRIM”, would you recommend using the Intel SSD toolbox on a X25 G2 to schedule daily TRIM just in case Win7 autotrimming for some reason fails to work (even though disabledeletenotify=0)?
Thanks!

sam jeong
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sam jeong

why disable superfetch?
you did explain the purpose of these up to #15 but after that there’s no explanation.
can you tell me why disabling superfetch is beneficial for ssd?

SITE RESPONSE: There are some that might state that SF adds unnecessary writes to the drive lessening the lifespan but we would not state such as most will never have their ssd reach end life.

as there are no differences with or without SF in SSD use however, why would you want it running. A fine tuned system does not leave things that don’t serve any purpose running.