The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned

15. VERIFY TRIM

Verifying that TRIM is working is actually a next to impossible task which requires monitoring your computers activity closely as TRIM can take only a split second to complete.  There is truly no way for the user to confirm that it is working.  Verifying TRIM will confirm for the user that the TRIM commands are being sent from the software to the ssd.  This, unfortunately, is the closest one will come without trying to catch it in action for that split second.

1.  Using the Start Menu Search Box, Search CMD;
2.  Right click the Cmd Program and select Run as Administrator;
3.  In the command line type “fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify”
 
If DisableDeleteNotify=0 TRIM is Enabled.
If DisableDeleteNotify=1 TRIM is Disabled.

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16. POWER SETTINGS.

1.  Go to Control Panel;

2.  Select System and Security;

3.  Select Power Options and Click the drop down for Show Additional Plans;

4.  Select the High Performance bubble to apply it;

5.  Click Change Plan Settings for High performance;

6.  Click Change Advanced Power Settings;

7.    Click the hard disk drop down option;

8.  Change Turn off hard disk after to 0 minutes (will display as never after applied);

9.  Select OK; and

10.  Select Save Settings.

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17.  DISABLE ‘CLEARPAGEFILEATSHUTDOWN’

AND ‘LARGESYSTEMCACHE‘.

1.  Type Regedit into the Start Menu box;

2.  Select the file path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\

MemoryManagement”

The 2nd and 5th files are ClearPageFileAtShutdown and LargeSystemCache.
3.  Right click and select Modify on each of these to change the value from 1 to 0 and Restart.




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18.  NTFS MEMORY USAGE & NTFS DISABLE NAME CREATION.

1.  Type Regedit into the Start Menu box;

2.  Select the file path:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem”

3.  The 5th files is NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation. Right click and modify to 1; and
4.  The 11th file is NtfsMemoryUsage right click and modify to 2 and Restart.

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RT

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 »

Peter
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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.