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Windows 7: Is it true that I have to disable indexing?

31 Aug 2011   #1
davvaz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it true that I have to disable indexing?

Greetings kind folk! This is my first post here on Seven Forums so bear with me.

I recently just upgraded my MBP with an OCZ Agility 3. Nice little SSD with some nice speeds. At the same time, I also upgraded my RAM to 2xDDR3 4GB chips. The thing's quite the beast for a little MBP.

Anyway, I've been hearing that you have to disable indexing whenever your running Windows on an SSD. Is this true? Something about how the SSD's speeds are so fast that you can do without it. I have not a clue and that's why I'm moving the the SF community.

Please provide any insight that you can!

Thanks!


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31 Aug 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Indexing speeds up searches if you use the search function a lot at first while items are being indexed you lose a little speed but once they are indexed it's business a usual for the drive I don't think you'll notice any difference.
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31 Aug 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can index on an SSD drive, I have 2 systems with SSD's and both have indexing enabled.
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31 Aug 2011   #4
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davvaz View Post
Greetings kind folk! This is my first post here on Seven Forums so bear with me.

I recently just upgraded my MBP with an OCZ Agility 3. Nice little SSD with some nice speeds. At the same time, I also upgraded my RAM to 2xDDR3 4GB chips. The thing's quite the beast for a little MBP.

Anyway, I've been hearing that you have to disable indexing whenever your running Windows on an SSD. Is this true? Something about how the SSD's speeds are so fast that you can do without it. I have not a clue and that's why I'm moving the the SF community.

Please provide any insight that you can!

Thanks!
Hi Davvaz

I am using an OCZ Vertex 2 for my C Drive so I know where you are coming from with this question. Once upon a time, before the implementation of the TRIM command, folks were very concerned with any system process that did a lot of writing to the SSD so they advised us to turn off the Windows Search Indexing with the assumption that our SSD's were fast enough so that they didn't need to have all the files "indexed".

But it turns out that once the index is "Built" there isn't much Disk writing anyway. Coupled with the addition of widespread TRIM support among SSD manufacturers now I would say that you gain practically nothing by shutting off the Windows Search Service. So I think it's better left on..... Your searches will be faster.

If you want to play with it - there is a Windows 7 Search Index Widget that you can download which lets you control the Search Service right from your desktop - (Pause it, Shut it down, Restart it, and even Rebuild it). The Widget also displays the number of items currently in your index.

Hope You like you SSD !!!!!!
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