Originally Posted by magogian
Thanks for the info! My MOBO is automatically set to ACHI for the SATA III ports, so I should be OK. But I will make sure.
Looks good. But like someone else mentioned, read what the BIOS update actually does before flashing as it's always a risky procedure and can be avoided unless there's a fix, or a compatibility issue, etc. Every manufacturer will say this.
Also there are some nice guides here for SSD's. However read this:
This will answer most questions. There are a lot of tweaks that people will say to do, but in the end the most important one is to disable defrag (which windows will do). Other than that it's all preference. Like the indexing service.. People are still saying turn it off due to the original first generation SSD's and the JMicron controller giving issues. But with the modern SSD's on the new controllers its fine to leave indexing on. Also if you have lots of ram, as stated above you can make your pagefile size smaller than what windows will auto set it at. 1 to 2GB is fine if you have 8 GB of ram. Yes you can disable it, and yes there are people that have never had an issue doing it. BUT there are programs out there that will not work correctly if there isn't one.
MS states this fact about page files and the SSD:
Should the pagefile be placed on SSDs?
"Yes. Most pagefile operations are small random reads or larger sequential writes, both of which are types of operations that SSDs handle well."