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I had to reinstall windows after following this guide and one about moving user accounts around.
this time i'm just picking a few of your tips.
so far runing smooth as hell, will keep updated.
I ALWAYS stay away from anything that says move user accounts... No real bang for the buck, but lotsa risk!
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Magic-Man, this is arguably one of the most reader-friendly and lucid how to's I have ever read. Much appreciate your thought and effort.

Briefly: I have an AMD 6-Core on a Gigabyte mobo with 8 GB of DDR3 and about 10 TB (not all in this computer, the other being a 4-core.), D-Link DGL-4100 router, Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I just purchased an Intel X25M 80 GB SSD for the 6-core. I am not a gamer, but rather use my computer for work, e.g. developing educational materials for publication and eventually interactive video games.

Nevertheless, I have an insatiable need for speed, so my next questions are important to me but will appear Neanderthal at best to most of our members:

1) Is it SOP to put the MSE, Zone Alarm firewall (don't trust MS for both Virus/firewall) and anti-malware all on the SSD?
2) Would Office 2010 benefit from inclusion on the SSD? Any components to not install?
3) How about Acronis?
4) In sum, what types of programs would one put on the SSD and what programs on the conventional HD?

Btw, Anand of AnandTech has a very nice description of SSD architecture, SSD strengths, weaknesses, etc. Very helpful. I didn't post a link, because I didn't want to come across as a spammer.

Thanks for any info, advice or cautionaries you might have.

IG
Here is what I do...
Install all programs to the SSD.
Put data stuff on the normal hard drive along with downloads, etc.

NOTE: If you install even one program to the normal hard drive, then a disk image backup does not work, since a program is considered part of the OS by WIndows, and is not backed up with Windows disk image (unless you image off ALL drives) since it is on a separate drive.
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nice guide, but one question: why bother moving the temp folders if you recommend to leave the page file on the SSD? other than the purpose of saving some bit of space, wouldn't page file impact it with constant reads and writes much more so than a temporary files folder? couldn't the temp files just be left in tact as is and save the complications?
Gonna update the guide... I now leave all temp files and page files on the SSD. I use CCLEANER on logoff to automatically clean it out when I shut down.
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Gonna update the guide... I now leave all temp files and page files on the SSD. I use CCLEANER on logoff to automatically clean it out when I shut down.
Look forward to seeing the update. Thanks for taking the time keeping this thread updated.

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1. Not sure what SOP means... Put Any small utilities like Firewall and AV on your SSD for SURE...
2. Yes, whatever you don't use lol
3. Yes, might as well it's only 100 MB I think
4. Everything on the SSD unless it's REALLY REALLY big like a game.

Done.
Regarding "SOP": I finally decided to figure out what it means, so I Googled it and learned that it means "Standard Operating Procedure". I didn't know there was a standard acronym for it. I've read thousands and thousands of threads here on OCN, but I've never seen "SOP" (actually, I've never seen it in my 31 years on this planet).

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Actually, the guide was written to give a performance boost over the long term AND increase the life of the SSD.
The good part of these tweaks is that at the very minimum, they extend the life of the SSD without decreasing speed. Most see an increase in speed.
Well, it's just that there are many people who perform these tweaks expecting a boost in performance the same day.

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BTW: Sorry I have been gone... Had to get my lung sewn back up (ouch!)
Whoa. Well, I knew there had to be something serious going on to keep you away like that!

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Gonna update the guide... I now leave all temp files and page files on the SSD. I use CCLEANER on logoff to automatically clean it out when I shut down.
But what about the wear & tear? Do you feel a real-world difference with having the temp files on the SSD? I already have the Paging File on the SSD.
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"SOP" is actually pretty common in business, govt., etc. I used it without thinking it might confuse some. My bad.

Pretty easy and common compared to a lot of you youngster's leetspeak though.
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"SOP" is actually pretty common in business, govt., etc. I used it without thinking it might confuse some. My bad.

Pretty easy and common compared to a lot of you youngster's leetspeak though.
This acronym r0xx0rz my s0xx0rz.

That's all I got.
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But what about the wear & tear? Do you feel a real-world difference with having the temp files on the SSD? I already have the Paging File on the SSD.
Well I actually put the TEMP folder back on my SSD too, I had it on the HDD, but I figured that most Temp files were small and random and would probably benefit from being on the SSD, with the main candidate being installers, which we all would like to perform better
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Well I actually put the TEMP folder back on my SSD too, I had it on the HDD, but I figured that most Temp files were small and random and would probably benefit from being on the SSD, with the main candidate being installers, which we all would like to perform better
With all the measuring I did, I found BETTER performance having the temp folder on the SSD. All the crap gets cleaned out by Crap Cleaner on logoff, so it is gone for the next boot. As to wear, it is so small that I could not get a measurement, even after 3-4 days of surfing. Most of it is written once, read many.

If you DO use CCleaner on logoff, be sure to tell it to save the cookies you want, so you don't have to log on to the web sites like this one.
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More like 10 to 12 or 15, depending on usage pattern...
nand won't hold a charge after ~10 years. There's no way to increase it past that amount
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