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Windows 7: Docs on a SSD

16 May 2013   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Docs on a SSD

I had my Docs on a spinner and have plenty of room on my SSD so this afternoon I put the Docs on the SSD. The pictures and songs open very fast, but the MS Word docs open about at about the same speed as before, four or five seconds. I was just curious if anyone had any "scientific knowledge" as to why this might be? Thanks,


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16 May 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

They have to be processed. Getting them into memory that is easy. Processing them, not so easy.
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16 May 2013   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe the delay is more from the program you use to open them rather than the IO for getting the files into memory, which is what a SSD greatly improves. The processing Logicearth mentions that comes from there on is mostly CPU time, with maybe some more IO to load the program itself.
But since the docs are, typically, small files, I would not expect a great difference.
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16 May 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you relocate the Docs folder back to the SSD? They should open as fast as or faster than music, less data.
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16 May 2013   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Did you relocate the Docs folder back to the SSD? They should open as fast as or faster than music, less data.
Yes I took the spinner out of the PC and put all docs on the SSD. Like you say, they should open fast. When I open MS Word program, it is a one second opening, but opening the docs are three to four seconds.
The docs were the main reason I moved all of the files to the SSD.

== I just did a test. Previously I had been going to Libraries and clicking on the MS Word doc to open it. That took the 3 or 4 seconds. I just opened MS Word and then clicked on a Doc and it opened in one second. I guess it takes more time when clicking directly on the Word Doc instead of going through the program. Would someone mind doing the same thing and let me know if you find any difference? Thanks,
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16 May 2013   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just tried it. I have everything on my 128GB SSD.

Clicking on a word document opens in 1 second from Windows Explorer, a slight but noticible delay.
Clicking on a document from the list of previously opened ones, or from File / Open is almost instantaneous.
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16 May 2013   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I just tried it. I have everything on my 128GB SSD.

Clicking on a word document opens in 1 second from Windows Explorer, a slight but noticible delay.
Clicking on a document from the list of previously opened ones, or from File / Open is almost instantaneous.
OK, thanks. I will have to do some research then to find out why I am getting a three second response from Library.
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16 May 2013   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Try clearing your MRU list in Word. It probably has to resolve the new location for each file you open.
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16 May 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I tried the test too. Clicking a Word docx file it opens in about a second or so. With Word open then Open file it is nearly instant.
Word takes some time to open I suspect that's what adds to the time with opening a docx file directly? BTW, my Documents are on a spinner while Office is on a SSD.
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17 May 2013   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Well guys, I don't know. I appreciate all the hints, but so far nothing seems to make a difference. I guess that is just the way it is. I have gotten so used to the SSD that anytime I have to wait for a few seconds, it seems like an eternity. Thanks,
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