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thanks! I learned a few more tips smile.gif
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Hi, thanks for the guide! One suggestion I'd like to make is to have (for noobs like myself) a brief discription about what each step does for your ssd. When you have time of course, thanks!

Also, when you double-click your ssd in "Properties" you might want to add that you have to click on the "Change settings" tab to get to the "Policies" tab. It might just be because Im using win7 ultimate.

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.

(Click on the "Change settings" tab to get to the "Policies" tab.)

D)Under the Write-caching policy box, make sure Enable write caching on this device and Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device are both checked. Now click OK and exit.
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Firefox cache added.
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Very nice and clean guide. I am by no means discrediting anything BUT I think the whole reducing writes to todays SSDs are a bit of an over-reaction to people who had first generation SSDs. One can argue that moving the cache from the SSD to a HD isn't really doing much but in all honesty when a program does load up the cache again you are loosing the performance the SSD would gain. Like I said I do love this guide and how good it looks.

Check out this link I am posting, basically this guy does Terabytes of writes a day to a number of current generation SSD's and he does update it more often than not (last update was the 21st): http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm

It's a good read on SSD stability if you can understand and stomach all the graphs smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Crabby654;15521011 
Very nice and clean guide. I am by no means discrediting anything BUT I think the whole reducing writes to todays SSDs are a bit of an over-reaction to people who had first generation SSDs. One can argue that moving the cache from the SSD to a HD isn't really doing much but in all honesty when a program does load up the cache again you are loosing the performance the SSD would gain. Like I said I do love this guide and how good it looks.

Check out this link I am posting, basically this guy does Terabytes of writes a day to a number of current generation SSD's and he does update it more often than not (last update was the 21st): http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm

It's a good read on SSD stability if you can understand and stomach all the graphs smile.gif
I did see that and it was great to see some proof of it as well. As I said many times before, this guide is not nessesary. It is aimed towards people with 1st gen SSDs and small SSDs. Not for people with 128 and 256GB M4s. We just didnt have any very good guides here on OCN for this sort of thing so I thought I'd fix that smile.gif
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I just built a new PC with a SSD, installed Firefox yesterday, and then followed instructions here (and similar elsewhere) for moving the Firefox cache.

I created and browser.cache.disk.parent_directory and pointed it to a RAM-Disk folder called Firefox_cache. That folder remains empty after surfing the internet with Firefox, however. Meanwhile, the folder on the C drive (SSD) has grown. But I do know the RAM-Disk works because my IE cache folder has grown.

So I don't think the Firefox cache has been moved. Has anyone looked at their non-SSD folder to verify it has size? Is mine not working because this is the latest version of Firefox (8.0), so configuration options have changed?
Edited by skidaddy - 11/15/11 at 12:36am
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Another task to do is moving the Firefox Profile. I've read online about this and also watched a YouTube video, but all the sources are outdated.

Thus, I can't figure out how to redirect/move the FF Profile on Windows 7, using a later version of Firefox (3.6+ or 8.0), which no longer has a Profile Manager.

To add to the frustration, there is very little available on the Mozilla web site support forum for how to find/tweak/move Profile or Cache, using the latest Firefox version.

Thanks in advance for any insights.
Edited by skidaddy - 11/15/11 at 12:34am
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Well, for the cache, when you make the folder on the drive you need to go to that folder's properties and uncheck read only, I was having an issue where these weren't working b/c the cache folder couldn't be written to and that fixed it.
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I can't read some parts of the text. They are messed up like this "powercfg –h off" and "Settings…". Maybe this happened when the website changes occured?
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