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After all, memory isn't permanent storage.
That's just the point though. Memory is volatile, meaning everything is dropped when it loses power. The trade-off is the speed.
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Well that's what ccleaner is for to clean the Pre-Fetch Data upon boot or whatever.
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That's just the point though. Memory is volatile, meaning everything is dropped when it loses power. The trade-off is the speed.
I see. So there's a risk.

Well, now I'm not so sure I want it. Besides, I don't have any hard drives, so I probably won't notice any difference at all.

However, I enabled it about 5 minutes ago and then rebooted, so time will tell.
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I see. So there's a risk.

Well, now I'm not so sure I want it. Besides, I don't have any hard drives, so I probably won't notice any difference at all.

However, I enabled it about 5 minutes ago and then rebooted, so time will tell.
A risk? All superfetch is doing is caching application information for faster startups.
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A risk? All superfetch is doing is caching application information for faster startups.
Yeah, it sounds like there's a risk of corruption or some other serious data issues if I suddenly lose power or something.
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post #16 of 21
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Yeah, it sounds like there's a risk of corruption or some other serious data issues if I suddenly lose power or something.
Heh, it might "sound" like it, but I assure you, there isn't. Without Superfetch on, you're not caching anything at all. With it on, you're caching data based on programs you use the most, and it makes them faster. No risk. . I wouldn't lead you astray.
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Heh, it might "sound" like it, but I assure you, there isn't. Without Superfetch on, you're not caching anything at all. With it on, you're caching data based on programs you use the most, and it makes them faster. No risk. . I wouldn't lead you astray.
I know. I'm not doubting you, nor am I doubting either of those 2 articles (even though one was written 1 year ago, and the other was written 2 years ago). However, every single SSD tweaking article I have ever read explains how there's virtually no performance difference with it enabled or disabled. Plus, it performs a ton of writes every single day. Therefore, they recommend disabling it since it's obviously completely unnecessary and obsolete if you have a decent solid state drive.

Although, I'm still going to leave it enabled just because I am always looking for the best possible performance (like I said, I enabled it about 10 minutes ago). Unfortunately, I don't notice a difference yet, so I do have to wait.
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post #18 of 21
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I know. I'm not doubting you, nor am I doubting either of those 2 articles (even though one was written 1 year ago, and the other was written 2 years ago). However, every single SSD tweaking article I have ever read explains how there's virtually no performance difference with it enabled or disabled. Plus, it performs a ton of writes every single day. Therefore, they recommend disabling it since it's obviously completely unnecessary and obsolete if you have a decent solid state drive.

Although, I'm still going to leave it enabled just because I am always looking for the best possible performance (like I said, I enabled it about 10 minutes ago). Unfortunately, I don't notice a difference yet, so I do have to wait.
Give it some time to learn what programs you use the most and cache up. A day or two I'd wager.
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Try Blackviper, his Win tweaks have always been good.
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post #20 of 21
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Give it some time to learn what programs you use the most and cache up. A day or two I'd wager.
I know. That's why I said time will tell. Based on what the 1 year-old article said (this one), I expect to know whether or not it's worth it after about 3 days because it should take about 2 days to learn my entire routine.
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