The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned

ARTICLE CONCLUSION AND FINAL THOUGHTS

If you sincerely read through the entire paper, I congratulate you and you are much too dedicated to the art of ‘tweaking’, as I.  At the beginning of the article, one of the first thoughts passed on was simply that there was no necessity to ‘tweak’ or optimize whatsoever and that still stands true.  The simple fact is though that there are so many of us that like to push the limit and this trails to new SSD enthusiasts who simply want their SSDs running as best they can.

I will be the first to admit that optimizations where we suggest to disable System Restore and Pagefile have weathered the storm of controversy and there were times when we stood alone in our views of such, especially with respect to disabling pagefile.  To this day, there will be those that strongly disagree with a few, many or even the entire premise of optimizations all together and they are not wrong.  Our intent with this report, however, is twofold in that we wanted to provide a bit of an education along with the tools to take your system to the next level.

The key is to simply enjoy the entire process of watching things improve and, coupled with our other published articles listed below and the  Windows 7 Optimization Guide which has a few additional optimizations, you are heading in the right direction to having yourself a very fast and fine tuned computer system.

  1. BENEFITS OF A SOLID STATE DRIVE
  2. SSD COMPONENTS AND MAKE UP
  3. SSD TYPES AND FORM FACTORS
  4. SSD ADVERTISED PERFORMANCE
  5. GC AND TRIM IN SSDS EXPLAINED

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

Zappa
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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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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.