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Windows 7: Install SSD with HD data drive under Win 7

04 Dec 2013   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was under the impression that the hiberfill is written to the drive when hibernating, then copied back into RAM when restarting? If so then there is a lot of read/writes going on with a very big file, 16GB in my case.


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04 Dec 2013   #32
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Samsung recommend disabling Hiberfile for their SSD'S as it causes a lot of unnecessary read/writes.
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04 Dec 2013   #33
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I was under the impression that the hiberfill is written to the drive when hibernating, then copied back into RAM when restarting? If so then there is a lot of read/writes going on with a very big file, 16GB in my case.
you're correct
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04 Dec 2013   #34
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Matter of personal taste. I never use hibernation and over night I shut everything off. On a small SSD, the hiberfile is a pita because it takes a lot of useless space - 4, 8 or 16GB depending on RAM size. Who needs it.
I agree that the hyberfil is a waste of space for those with SSD's. Also, I have had at least a couple of occasions that the user had serious problem after hibernating. Just my experience. I always turn it off which saves space as well as aggravation when there are problems. In a corporate environment, it is not a good idea for our users who leave their machines on for long periods of time. (By Corporate, I mean my life as a Volunteer for a non-profit..)

All in all, I recommend not having the hyberfil available. With fast machines and SSD's, it is not necessary IMHO

Rich
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04 Dec 2013   #35
gregrocker

 

Hibernate is a perfected feature in Win7. I've never seen any problems associated with it in tens of thousands of installs. It adds great convenience with no known downside as seen in XP.
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04 Dec 2013   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, I have seen quite a few postings where people had problems with hibernation. But I never persued those because I know nothing about hibernation since I have no use for it.
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04 Dec 2013   #37
gregrocker

 

Never seen one, and I've watched for them. Like CCleaner it seems to be leftover wives tale's from XP.

I consider Win7 to be the greatest invention in tech, and Hibernate to be one of its perfected ingenious features.
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05 Dec 2013   #38
camner

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

[QUOTE=whs;2612971]1. AHCI speeds up the transfer times from the SSD. Set it after the installation is complete - in both the BIOS and Windows 7.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Well, poking around I've learned that Dell "crippled" the Inspiron 620 by installing a BIOS that doesn't support AHCI, although the H61 Intel chipset on board DOES support AHCI. Hmmm..

I also found a spot Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 AHCI request where someone has created a patched BIOS update file that will allow AHCI to be enabled on this machine.

So, a couple of questions:

1. How important is AHCI to SSD performance? Is it just for those who want to tweak their systems for maximum performance, or does it make a substantial difference?

2. I presume that once I enable AHCI (in both Windows and in the BIOS) I will no longer be able to boot off the existing hard drive with a Windows 7 install that was created while in IDE mode. Do I understand that correctly?
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05 Dec 2013   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ad 1) I found that it wasa not that important. You might see a difference in the results of the measurement tools, but not in real life.

ad 2) I am not 1--% sure. You might still be able to boot from the HDD necause the whole OS is set to AHCI. Matter of trying.

Btw: If your BIOS has 'RAID" as a setting, that is just as good. Raid comprises AHCI.
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05 Dec 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

What are the exact SATA controller or other storage settings available? If possible please post back a camera snap with all related listings expanded. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums
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