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Originally Posted by hitman21988;15527895 
ya, that would be cool if we can really optimize HD like we can do with ssd now a days.
You can short-stroke a HDD.
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So 4096 alignment is the new trend? smile.gif

I gotta agree with DuckieHo on the defragmentation issue. SSDs will already be excluded from the list of possible drives to defragment and your HDDs in the system will still require defragmentation over time. So disabling it completely is not always a good thing.

Paging file is debatable. I have always left it ON shrinked to 1024MB but lately after reinstalling Windows on my laptop I disabled it and never had problems. However, some people who use very specific software which needs pagefile existence might encounter problems.

Nevertheless, great thread! Will add it to my suggested list of stickies wink.gif
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Originally Posted by XSCounter;15527920 
So 4096 alignment is the new trend? smile.gif

I gotta agree with DuckieHo on the defragmentation issue. SSDs will already be excluded from the list of possible drives to defragment and your HDDs in the system will still require defragmentation over time. So disabling it completely is not always a good thing.

Paging file is debatable. I have always left it ON shrinked to 1024MB but lately after reinstalling Windows on my laptop I disabled it and never had problems. However, some people who use very specific software which needs pagefile existence might encounter problems.

Nevertheless, great thread! Will add it to my suggested list of stickies wink.gif

Sweet! Thanks.
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apreciate it. I knew about all these before except for WaitToKillServiceTimeout and moving user folders. Just did those about to reboot now. smile.gif
 
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Originally Posted by UNOE;15527993 
apreciate it. I knew about all these before except for WaitToKillServiceTimeout and moving user folders. Just did those about to reboot now. smile.gif

Glad to show you something new smile.gif

I hope to add some more stuff, I just need to get it organized now.
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Here is a question, I want to do 2x SSDs in RAID 0. I know I Will lose TRIM, but will it effect my overall performance?

Should I just do 1 SSD and 1 large drive?
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Payload;15528088 
Here is a question, I want to do 2x SSDs in RAID 0. I know I Will lose TRIM, but will it effect my overall performance?

Should I just do 1 SSD and 1 large drive?
TRIM will prevent your SSD for losing performance over time due to dirty fragments. You can restore a SSD to original performance with a reformat though.

There's no real benefit in RAID0 SSD for most people since it just boost sequential performance. You generally do not need to load massively large files into memory nor have another storage device fast enough to transfer from/to.
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Payload;15528088 
Here is a question, I want to do 2x SSDs in RAID 0. I know I Will lose TRIM, but will it effect my overall performance?

Should I just do 1 SSD and 1 large drive?

With the way garbage collection is on newer drives you will be fine without trim. RAID them and enjoy the faster sequential performance, but I would still rather a larger single SSD. You won't notice the difference much in real world use.

Also, your boot up time may be a tiny bit longer with drives in RAID b/c the RAID driver has to load after the bios posts.
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. Reason I ask is I got ahold of 2x Crucial M4 60gb SSDs for under 150 bucks, brand new (adorama had an awesome sale on them..). So I was thinking of doing RAID 0 for performance, and a WD caviar black for storage.

Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Payload;15528160 
Awesome, thanks for the reply. Reason I ask is I got ahold of 2x Crucial M4 60gb SSDs for under 150 bucks, brand new (adorama had an awesome sale on them..). So I was thinking of doing RAID 0 for performance, and a WD caviar black for storage.

Thanks for the info!

No problem. Congrats on the buy!
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