I just wanted to get some clarification on a few things about setting up a SSD for 7. Yesterday I ordered a Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2R5 80GB SSD and 7 64-bit. I have read through a lot of threads and sites about SSD setup, tweaks , trim etc.
I have downloaded the Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox
and Intel® SATA Solid-State Drive Firmware Update Tool
. I am under the impression that I should first up date the firmware. The rest of this post is just for my clarification about SSD and 7 setup. If I have got something wrong please let me know. *disclaimer
I have compiled this list from posts on this forum.
I pulled 99% of this info from THIS
post by lightningltd
____________________________________________________________________ *Set/Check Trim status
Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command into the Command Prompt window: fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
If Command Prompt returns a 0 (zero), your drive supports TRIM and it is enabled. If it returns 1 (one), the file system has disabled TRIM for your drive. This means your drive's controller does not support TRIM. *Confirm ATA/ATAPI ACHI controller is set to use trim.
For non-intel chipsets:
go to device manager and select IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If it says "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller", you are good to go. If not, double click it and select the driver
tab. Click update driver. Select browse. Select let me pick. select Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller.Reboot *Disable Windows defrag program
Admin tools/Services set Disk Defragmenter to disabled. *Disable Superfetch/prefetch/bootfetch:
Admin tools/Services. Select superfetch and set to disabled.
Run regedit and change the following values: HKLM/System/CurrentControlset/Control/Session Manager/Memory Management/Prefetch Parameters and change the key valus of Enableboottrace, enableprefetcher, enablesuperfetch all to 0 and exit regedit. *Disable Event logs
Go to start/admin tools and select performance monitor. Expand data collector sets. Click on Startup Event Trace Sessions. With the exception of the following NECESSARY logs (Application, Security, System, Security Essentials) we can stop them from starting. To do so, right click on each one that has a status of Enabled (except the ones mentioned above) and select Properties. Click the Trace Session tab. Unselect Enabled. Click Ok. Repeat for the others (including readyboot). *Enable Write Caching Write-Caching - Enable or Disable *Move TEMP files location How do I change the location of Windows temporary files? *Move Internet Explorer Temporary Internet (cache) Files location
Click on the Tools>Internet Options>Internet Properties> on the General Tab under Browsing History click the Settings When the "Temporary Internet Files and History Settings" dialog box appears, click the "Move folder" button. Choose a folder on your secondary HD and click "OK" on the dialog boxes to close them. *Turn off Windows reliability monitor
Admin tools, open task scheduler. expand task scheduler library, then Microsoft, then Windows. Scroll down and click on RAC. Go to the top and select View then show hidden tasks IF RACTASK is not showing. Right click on RacTask and select disable. To re-enable it, you right click it and select enable. *Page File relocation ?
leave it on the SSD or Secondary HD. I have no idea. BlackViper.com Windows 7 Service Configurations
Thanks to lightningltd for all the info you posted
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