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LMAO @ TC! Nicely said
hehehe I see that you've seen what I'm talking about.
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So let's try this again...

TwoCables, does your Firefox tweak to use only RAM eliminate the need to move the folders I've seen in other SSD tweak guides? I am still unclear on that point (or at least it wasn't explicitly stated as such).
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So let's try this again...

TwoCables, does your Firefox tweak to use only RAM eliminate the need to move the folders I've seen in other SSD tweak guides? I am still unclear on that point (or at least it wasn't explicitly stated as such).
Hmm, I don't know. All I know is that it disables its ability to use the drive for cache, and depends completely on the memory. Or, something like that. I mean, I know that the result is that it only uses the memory for the cache instead of both the memory and the drive (or perhaps it was only the drive before - I don't remember now).

Either way, I have to admit something: I don't know what folders you're talking about.
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Hmm, I don't know. All I know is that it disables its ability to use the drive for cache, and depends completely on the memory. Or, something like that. I mean, I know that the result is that it only uses the memory for the cache instead of both the memory and the drive (or perhaps it was only the drive before - I don't remember now).

Either way, I have to admit something: I don't know what folders you're talking about.
The folders used for caching (temporary folders in the users directory). I know the guide says not to move the temporary internet folders, but I was not sure if that also meant stuff used by programs to cache information. I am also curious if this tweak only uses RAM when Firefox is open. If playing a game, for example, I would hate to have Firefox still using RAM even after I've closed the program.
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The folders used for caching (temporary folders in the users directory). I know the guide says not to move the temporary internet folders, but I was not sure if that meant stuff used by programs to cache information.
Oh. I was a little bit worried about it when I had the Falcon as C: because it's an older drive using the Indilinx controller. It's still a good drive, but it's not as refined and as tough as today's SSDs like the Callisto Deluxe.

So, I didn't move anything to anywhere this time. Instead, I just did the other tweaks that didn't involve moving anything but still resulted in reducing the amount of unnecessary writes.


Edit: in my system when Firefox closes, I get all that memory back.
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Oh. I was a little bit worried about it when I had the Falcon as C: because it's an older drive using the Indilinx controller. It's still a good drive, but it's not as refined and as tough as today's SSDs like the Callisto Deluxe.

So, I didn't move anything to anywhere this time. Instead, I just did the other tweaks that didn't involve moving anything but still resulted in reducing the amount of unnecessary writes.


Edit: in my system when Firefox closes, I get all that memory back.
You didn't even use the junction tweaks to move other folder locations? I am about to set up a RAID-0 array with 2-Vertex 3 MaxIOPS drives, and although the warranty only lasts 3 years, I'd like for the drives to last at least 5.
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You didn't even use the junction tweaks to move other folder locations? I am about to set up a RAID-0 array with 2-Vertex 3 MaxIOPS drives, and although the warranty only lasts 3 years, I'd like for the drives to last at least 5.
No way. It just seemed like way too much work to me. I'm confident these drives will last me so long that I'll upgrade long before they die.

Now if I were writing to the drive and deleting things quite frequently (like, if I were a professional photographer or something - I don't know), then I probably would have considered it.
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No way. It just seemed like way too much work to me. I'm confident these drives will last me so long that I'll upgrade long before they die.

Now if I were writing to the drive and deleting things quite frequently (like, if I were a professional photographer or something - I don't know), then I probably would have considered it.
I'll take that to mean that you think my drives ought to last me 5 years.

Do you guys use the standard Windows 7 RAID drivers or upgrade to Intel's latest RST? I've seen RST discussed in this thread but haven't seen a statement either way. In my own thread (http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1029928...questions.html), it was suggested that I do not install Intel's RST. Since this guide is all about improving performance and longevity, I think it pertinent to ask if updating the RAID drivers makes a difference one way or the other...
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