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I am playing with the idea of upgrading my HDD to an SSD, but I really don't want to shell out more $$$ for Windows 7. I have been looking for guides or tutorials, and the more I read, the more confused I get. I know I need Garbage Collection (Thanks DuckieHo), but what else? And how do I tell which SSDs have Garbage Collection? What do I need to do in Vista to make the SSD run as smoothly as possible?
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Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/23/11 at 9:36am
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I belive the ocz dones have good garbage collection, but ocz do, brillaint ssd's also crucials, defo are good to look into
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Some:

Marvell C300, C400
Corsair Nova, Force, Performance
G.Skill Falcon, Phoenix
OCZ Vertex 1, Agility 1, Vertex 2, Agility 2, Oynx
Mushkin Callisto
AData S599
Microcenter Gen II SSD
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drives with garbage collection use controllers from indilinx.

here is a handy little chart with model numbers and other pertinent info on the drives available out there (not sure if it's been upgraded through the newest sandforce controllers yet).
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Glad to see the Mushkin drives have it. I have been trying to find an opportunity to buy Mushkin products for a while.

Any guides or tutorials out there? I found one that is tweaks, but it doesn't say anywhere whether the steps are essential or optional.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/23/11 at 9:21am
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Glad to see the Mushkin drives have it. I have been trying to find an opportunity to buy Mushkin products for a while.

Any guides or tutorials out there? I found one that is tweaks, but it doesn't say anywhere whether the steps are essential or optional.
So I am repeating the question.....
Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/23/11 at 9:22am
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So I am repeating the question.....
There is a sticky and plenty of posts in this forum about it....

Basically, set SATA controller to AHCI and install SSD.
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And what about after installation? Disk defrag, page filing, pre-fetch, superfetch, et al?
The sticky refers only to Windows 7, and as I said before, the more I read through different posts and sites, the more confusing it gets. I posted on this a few months back, and some of the information I received there is COMPLETELY wrong. The information I find in Google searches ends up being out of date i.e. from 2007
Even the sticky here has what seem like unnecessary steps/advice. Create one user account for installation and then create a new account for actual use of the drive. What!?!?!?

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