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Windows 7: SSDs and Superfetch

12 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 SP1
SSDs and Superfetch

Hello all,

I know that if your using an SSD Drive that you don't need to have Superfetch enabled, but I think that my regular HDs do benefit from it.

I have an Intel SSD, and the toolbox recommends disabling it. Since I have all my games and data on regular HDs, wouldn't it actually hurt my system to disable it?

Thanks in advance...


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12 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I don't think SuperFetch affects anything but the Boot process and the first few minutes of OS run time.

In my opinion, SSD's should not have SuperFetch, PreFetch, or BootTrace enabled.

I don't like PageFiles on SSD's, either.
There are conflicting thoughts on this subject, notably MS says "Yes" and Steve Gibson says "No". I'm going with Gibson on this one.
Nor do I like hibernation files as they take up a lot of room. (I don't use a hibernation file, myself)

If there was a way to make my games start up faster, I don't think I'd be interested. Really.
I'd be much more interested in something that made the game run better- what's a second or two start-up time.
We're talking about micro-seconds here... not much of an incentive.
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