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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip;15199903 
That is right, a lot of people dont realize this. I wish I still had my benchmarks from testing. I gained a decent amount of performance aligning the SSD properly over just letting windows use its default format on the SSD. It is definitely worth it to spend the extra 4 minutes properly formatting it.

Well, as long as Windows does this job, it is aligned properly even without manually doing it, right? As long as the align is green and OK in AS SSD, everything is in order? I ask this because I'm using a GPT partition style with my OS SSD and let Win7 x64 installation do the partitioning into three.
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post #12 of 72
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;15200429 
Well, as long as Windows does this job, it is aligned properly even without manually doing it, right? As long as the align is green and OK in AS SSD, everything is in order?
Yes as long as AS SSD has that green OK then everything is aligned ok. It has a red BAD if the alignment is off.
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Thanks for this guide! I did everything except moving the temp files (because you said that would only work if the users folder is on the SSD?) as I'm planning to move it to the HDD (not sure of the benefits and downsides, though)
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Isn't Superfetch, Prefectch, and ReadyBoost disabled by default for SSDs with the OS installed on them? How can I check? Because when I go to the registry they have a value of 3 (enabled) but Superfetch in services.msc is set to manual with status:stopped.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;15217567 
Isn't Superfetch, Prefectch, and ReadyBoost disabled by default for SSDs with the OS installed on them? How can I check? Because when I go to the registry they have a value of 3 (enabled) but Superfetch in services.msc is set to manual with status:stopped.

Did you install window7 directly to the ssd or move it over from an hdd?

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Did you install window7 directly to the ssd or move it over from an hdd?

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Installed it directly to the SSD, clean install.
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post #17 of 72
I think I'll bump this thread since I am planning to install Windows soon on my newly purchased m4 for laptop smile.gif Will help me find the thread later on.
post #18 of 72
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip;15193439 
Enable Write Caching on your SSD
A)Open up your Computer. In Computer, right click on the drive that is your SSD and click Properties.
B)Click on the Hardware tab at the top.
C)Double click on the Disk Drive that is your SSD. Now in the new window click the Policies tab.
D)Under the Write-caching policy box, make sure both Enable write caching on this device and Disable Recycling Bin on your Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device are both checked. Now click OK and exit.

I can see a typo Disable Recycling Bin on your Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device.
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Originally Posted by XSCounter;15383709 
I can see a typo Disable Recycling Bin on your Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device.

Fixed lol, I did a lot of copy and pasting.
post #20 of 72
If I understood how to properly format the SSD I would redo the install. I did disable a lot of what is listed here save for the superfetch and moving the temp files or user file folder to my mech drive. I plan on just keeping it clean anyway.
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