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I've been reading trough this thread http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1135972...boost-ssd.html and followed the advices of SeanWebster on page 1 to configure my SSD. I've done it and so far so good, my SSD works perfectly and even the windows rating of said SSD went up with .1 point. Nothing special but good nonetheless. The only odd thing i've noticed is that my secondary hard drives (sata 3 barracudas 1tb each) feel a bit slower. Before doing these tweaks they responded fast and worked fine, now when i try to browse a folder they react a tad slower than before. It's like they need more time to 'think'. It's obvious it has to do with the tweaks I did to my ssd but I have no clue on which could be the one slowing down my hdd's. Any ideas?
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Try turning Superfetch back on... ?
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Thanks t-ramp, that was exactly it. Would you mind to explain me why it affected my HDD's? I have 0 knowledge about this stuff and well it's never too late to learn I guess.
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From what I understand Superfetch loads commonly used programs and such into RAM so they're ready to go when you need them. This isn't as useful on a SSD because the access times are very low, but as you've found out it does make a noticeable difference for traditional HDDs. l don't have any knowledge of the specifics on Superfetch, but this article is worth reading.
Edited by t-ramp - 10/19/11 at 1:54pm
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I see. Awesome stuff mate, thank you once again. Thread can be closed since my issue has been solved.
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Apparently enabling superfetch didn't solve the issue, my hdd's still feel way slower than they were before. Any other suggestions?
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Apparently enabling superfetch didn't solve the issue, my hdd's still feel way slower than they were before. Any other suggestions?
Is it only when trying to browse a folder after not accessing anything on them for a while?

Because I had this issue when I got my SSD, I'd not use anything on my mechanicals long enough for them to spin down, then they'd take time having to spin back up again when I accessed them.

This may only be your issue if it happens when you try browsing a folder on them at first, but then continuous browsing is perfectly fine (i.e. after they spin up again it's fine)
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That's exactly it Scorpii. The weird thing is it didn't happen before I applied the tweaks mentioned in the link of my first post. I can definately hear them spinning up when i try to browse a folder after not using them for a while.
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Hmm, not sure about the before/after tweaks aspect, I imagine one of the tweaks disabled something that accesses the hard drives regularly, keeping them spun up.

The way I 'fixed' it was just to keep them active for longer before spinning down. Just go into power options in the control panel, then select the power plan you're using (just whatever is already selected), then find the 'hard disk' option, and change the time value to something longer, or to never if you want them always spun up when using your PC
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Thanks for your post once again, I'm going to try what you suggested and I'll report back in once I know more. ^^
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