Quote: Originally Posted by batmanw7
I am more interested on how to optimize Win 7 configuration in order to increase the life span of my SSD while still not loosing speed while accessing the Data HDD. Thinks like moving Users folder, moving Program Data folder, where and how much page file to use, disabling/enabling prefetch superfech, disabling/enabling indexing services and so forth.
There isn't a lot to be done for SSD optimization. Windows will recognize that you are installing to an SSD and make a few setting changes.
The fear of too much writing to an SSD is largely overdone, at least for current generation SSDs.
Some things you can do:
Resize the page file to maybe 1 GB minimum and 2 GB maximum. Possibly relocate it to another drive. Most here just let Windows control it and leave it on C. A few people with lots of RAM don't use a page file at all, but that is a minority opinion and usually frowned on as certain apps seem to expect a page file in certain situations.
Control the size devoted to System Restore.
Turn off hibernation if you don't use hibernation.
Confirm that the SSD will not be defragged.
I still see differing opinions on prefetch and superfetch. There are guides that make recommendations online, but I'm not sure they are up-to-date or necessarily accurate. I've just used the Windows 7 default.
I don't use the "user" folder structure at all. All data is saved directly to a data drive.
I turned off indexing on all drives many years ago. As far as I know, it serves little purpose if you don't search for file contents as opposed to file names. All I ever search is file names.