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Magic-man, does it matter if I install the OS on the SSD via vlite or the Win7 CD? I read a post above where you were asking, but never saw a response.

I was thinking about doing a vlite install when my 60GB Vertex 2 comes in, but it would cause issues, I will not.
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My board is ICH7 chipset , does will it support TRIM ?
As long as it it supported with the new INTEL driver, then yes.
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Magic-man, does it matter if I install the OS on the SSD via vlite or the Win7 CD? I read a post above where you were asking, but never saw a response.

I was thinking about doing a vlite install when my 60GB Vertex 2 comes in, but it would cause issues, I will not.
The only reason I asked about V-lite is that some like to over-trim it which can cause issues later.
Personally, I use it and have no problems.
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Now on to some things we can do to reduce some on the unnecessary writes to the SSD. Windows 7 has the most event logs that I have seen of any OS. If you are having issues, then I would not change the logging options. If not, then we can stop a lot of writes that frankly, only an engineer would need (we leave the basic event logs alone).
Go to start/admin tools and select performance monitor. Expand data collector sets. Click on Startup Event Trace Sessions.
With the exception of the following NECESSARY logs (Application, Security, System, Security Essentials) we can stop them from starting. To do so, right click on each one that has a status of Enabled (except the ones mentioned above) and select Properties. Click the Trace Session tab. Unselect Enabled. Click Ok. Repeat for the others (including readyboot).
After your next boot, you will have a lot less writes going to the SSD that are not needed.
First of all, excellent guide! I recently updated to a 120GB Vertex 2 and I failed to find "Security Essentials" under Performance Monitor.

This is all that shows up.

My motherboard also supports SATA3, will my SSD performance increase if I plug it in my SATA3 slot?

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First of all, excellent guide! I recently updated to a 120GB Vertex 2 and I failed to find "Security Essentials" under Performance Monitor.

This is all that shows up.
Fortunately, that should only be there if you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed.

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My motherboard also supports SATA3, will my SSD performance increase if I plug it in my SATA3 slot?
Unfortunately, it won't make any difference unless you had a SATA3 drive.
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Fortunately, that should only be there if you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed.


Unfortunately, it won't make any difference unless you had a SATA3 drive.
You're right, I totally forgot that my Vertex 2 is a sata2 drive.
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Tech support at PerfectDisk makes an aggressive case for "consolidating free space" on SSD drives. Is this marketing hype?

Absolutely awesome SSD guide. Another thank you from a grateful SSD user.
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Fortunately, that should only be there if you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed.


Unfortunately, it won't make any difference unless you had a SATA3 drive.
I thought I read in MaxPC that any SATA2 SSD will benefit from the better controller when plugged into a SATA3 port? It doesn't make a huge difference but they did note a slight performance increase overall. I dig up the mag and page number..
 
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I thought I read in MaxPC that any SATA2 SSD will benefit from the better controller when plugged into a SATA3 port? It doesn't make a huge difference but they did note a slight performance increase overall. I dig up the mag and page number..
Well I don't know about sequential numbers, but Intel's ICH and PCH are hard to beat when it comes to random access times and 4k random read/write.

Even SATA 6 Gbit/s drives like Crucial C300 see faster random access and small file performance when connected to ICH/PCH instead of Marvell 912x... harder to say with AMD SB850 since it's not as fast as ICH/PCH in general.. although very close when compared to say SB750...
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