SSD Tips and Tweaks

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By on April 25, 2012 12:51:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Guys, I know a few of us have SSDs. I'm pretty sure more do than we know.

 

What say we all share any tips or tweaks we might have so we can all benefit from each other's knowledge.

 

Or maybe we can ask a question, someone else may have the answer.

 

I'll start by saying I have an OCZ Vertex Plus 120 GB.  Sata II on a Sata II Mobo.

 

Currently, I get the following stats when testing. I wonder how this compares with yours and if it can be tweaked.

 

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May 4, 2012 1:34:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
Who puts a 60, 90 or 120 GB drive in anything any more? A 256 GB SSD would be my minimum capacity. I've waited this long, I can wait until I can afford a properly sized SSD.

Mine's a 60 ..... it'll likely be replaced soonish with something around the 256 mark.....I need to get my FSX onto one....and it's probably just as sensible to make it the OS drive..... but then my FSX is probably over 100gig by now....

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May 4, 2012 1:39:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
.....I need to get my FSX onto one....

And then watch it fly! (pun intended)

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May 4, 2012 2:14:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Over your head?

 

Yeah.......drowning in bullshit isn't on my bucket list.

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May 4, 2012 2:24:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 5, 2012 9:19:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Mine's a 60 ..... it'll likely be replaced soonish with something around the 256 mark.....I need to get my FSX onto one....and it's probably just as sensible to make it the OS drive..... but then my FSX is probably over 100gig by now...

You could always keep both installed.... use the 256gb for the OS, most used apps and FSX, then use the 60 for your lesser used apps and games, etc.  That's what I did, only I have 2 128gb's.

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May 7, 2012 1:41:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Experiment:

 

This is a Corsair GT connected to a plain jane Intel controller (SATA 3).  I'll try it again later connected to a SATA 6 controller to see what difference it makes.

 

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May 7, 2012 5:32:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
You could always keep both installed....

I'll probably chuck the 60 onto my laptop....give it a boost...

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May 8, 2012 11:18:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
I'll probably chuck the 60 onto my laptop....give it a boost..

Well there you go.... waste not want not.  Thing is, it'd make the lappy considerably zippier, so why not.

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May 8, 2012 11:28:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My 120 will no doubt end up in my lappy. I'll be wanting a bigger one for the main rig.    Now, what do we do about the prefetch and superfetch?

 

Off or on?

 

 

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May 9, 2012 12:06:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Now, what do we do about the prefetch and superfetch?

Off or on?

Off, Stumphumper

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May 9, 2012 12:46:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting yrag,
Quoting RedneckDude, reply 84Now, what do we do about the prefetch and superfetch?

Off or on?

Off, Stumphumper

 

Wow....the hick got one right!

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May 9, 2012 12:56:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Wow....the hick got one right!

 

One out of a million....congratulations dumbass.

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May 9, 2012 1:33:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 12, 2012 12:40:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just checked my SSD again with 'SSDLife free'...

Been powered up for 2 years, 6 months and 2 days 12 hours....

Powered on 74 times....

Health 98%

Estimated TEC - May 28, 2020.   [it's an OCZ Summit 64gig.]...

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May 12, 2012 12:53:49 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Can we get any compiled tips added to the op?  I looked through the thread and found some links to tweak guides (from 2010), but I'm not sure if they are good or what.  I have a nice setup, but I'd love to know I have everything configured well.  Thanks to anyone posting tweak guides, suggestions, etc. 

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May 12, 2012 1:10:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@pacov - As far as I know*, the tech behind SSD's hasn't changed enough to warrant any tips or tweaks that haven't already been discussed or linked to in this thread. The only ones that I can think of that are really necessary are enabling AHCI and making sure that TRIM is on. Beyond that, it's all personal preference. If you're on Win 7 then you should be pretty much good to go once those last two things are done.

*If anyone knows better then I'll happily stand corrected.

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May 12, 2012 1:32:41 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

ty star - karma for you. 

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May 12, 2012 9:41:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I thought you might like a platter to compare to. Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB

I pulled my SSD because it had a unrecoverable bootsector that I thought was due to a bad disk. Turns out uninstalling VMLite is what did it (repeated it's performance on a platter) So I'll be re-installing in a couple hours.

 

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May 12, 2012 9:46:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Next one looks like it'll be an OCZ Vertex 3 240gig.....looks like reasonable bang per buck...

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May 12, 2012 11:42:22 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Yah - love mine.  Good stuff:  http://forums.demigodthegame.com/423166/page/3/#72

 

 

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May 12, 2012 4:49:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Next one looks like it'll be an OCZ Vertex 3 240gig.....looks like reasonable bang per buck...

Yup, that'll be my next one as well... my first SSD was a 120gig OCZ Vertex 2 and I like the brand.

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May 15, 2012 12:24:22 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Alexander8100,
Great sharing...

Thanks for sharing this...

thx alex - I'm sure we won't be seeing a spam post from you soon, bro. 

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May 16, 2012 4:04:50 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Guess who wishes they waited on getting their drive? 

Ah well, good news for you folks if this is still in stock...

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/74208/tigerdirect.com-240gb-ocz-agility-3-2.5-sata-iii-mlc-internal-solid-state-drive-ssd-agt325sat3240g

 

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May 20, 2012 10:36:03 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

heya, kind of unrelated

 

but has anyone tried moving their pagefile to a RAM drive? like ppl with more than 8gb since SINS can't use more than 4gb? if so what was the performance difference?

 

I ran sins on a 4.6ghz 2500k the other day and got 15fps late game. Considering either setting up a RAM drive or a 240gb SSD with the pagefile on it.

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May 21, 2012 2:22:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think the best place for a pagefile will be the OS drive...on a SSD.   Anything else should see a performance loss....

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