Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What files to move off SSD?

30 May 2011   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
What files to move off SSD?

Been looking into moving files that write often to the system drive (SSD). I've moved my temp files, browser temp and cache files. Looking at moving event logs, and any other logs that write often.

I see that event logs are written to System32\winevt\Logs and the path can be changed by opening event viewer and right clicking the categories, choosing Properties, and changing the path. Looking to see if others have done this, and does event viewer continue to work normally?

Also, there are logs written to System32\config.

Also looking for suggestions of what others have moved off the system SSD drive to save unnecessary writes (space isn't an issue for me). What have you all moved, and how did you do it? Thanks, A Guy


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 May 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Most common is User profile or active User folders: User Profile - Change Default Location
User Folders - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Greg, had considering that, although I don't know how many writes that saves, not worried about space. Especially looking for things that make a lot of writes to the SSD. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 May 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I moved pretty much the same files you did: Windows\Temp, IE temp, Firefox temp, Download, Pics, Music, Documents, and Indexing. Performance Boost: Move Search Index to Another Physical Drive | Windows Vista Maintenance | Windows Tools, Help & Guides

For the logs I just went with the tutorial here and disabled most of them: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7[2]=Performance%20Maintenance

This pretty much matched up with the advise given at the OCZ forums... so I took it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Fumz, appreciate that. Got to get to bed, but keep em coming everyone

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's only 10:30 old man... don't make me drive by and throw stones at your windows...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Honestly, if space is not a problem, your better off just leave everything on the SSD.
Aside from User Folders as spce may become a issue.

The writes done by Temp, Web Browsers, PF etc (and even SuperFetch) are quite insignificant.
It would be quite difficult to wear the drive out with them being there, even if your doing some moderate writing to it yourself.

The reducing writes seems blown way out of proportion, and I believe is more geared towards the early Gen SSDs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Also looking for suggestions of what others have moved off the system SSD drive to save unnecessary writes (space isn't an issue for me). What have you all moved, and how did you do it? Thanks, A Guy
I didn't move a single thing off my SSD drive. I do have a standard hard drive installed, but I use that strictly for internet downloads, and storage space.

While I understand that there are limited writes to an SSD, I'm absolutely positive that I will have abandoned my SSD drive for a newer, faster, larger capacity model LONG before I ever reach that point. And with prices dropping steadily on SSD technology, it won't be too long before they aren't cost prohibitive. I mean, I see the 80GB Intel 320's for about $150 on NewEgg, which is 1/2 of what I spent on my X25-M G2.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
The reducing writes seems blown way out of proportion, and I believe is more geared towards the early Gen SSDs.
I agree completely. I don't worry about it, at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Honestly, if space is not a problem, your better off just leave everything on the SSD.
Aside from User Folders as spce may become a issue.

The writes done by Temp, Web Browsers, PF etc (and even SuperFetch) are quite insignificant.
It would be quite difficult to wear the drive out with them being there, even if your doing some moderate writing to it yourself.

The reducing writes seems blown way out of proportion, and I believe is more geared towards the early Gen SSDs.


+1 Well said!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks everyone, I wasn't going to obsess over it, but I did want to see what others have done. I'd think the event logs especially, would be a lot of writes. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What files to move off SSD?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I move the default position of "coping files/moving files" note
I have googled extensively to try to figure this out, but I don't know the correct terminology to ask this without being extremely verbose, so here goes... You know that box that always appears right in the middle of the screen, blocking all future progress until your files or folders have...
Customization
Move, but keep both files
When the screen "There is already a file with the same name in this location windows 7" pops up, I no longer have the third option: "Move, but keep both files" How can I restore this option?
General Discussion
Move, but keep both files
I am starting a collection of jpegs from the internet. I am a tattoo artist and collect reference of all types. My method of saving the images is dragging and dropping on to an external drive. Sometimes multiple files are named the same, and trying to put them in the same folder I get 2...
General Discussion
how to move files
Copying and pasting files is easy. But how do I move files so they no longer appear in original location. The time has come for me to make some room on my hard drive and the way to do it is move all the pictures to another drive. What is the command to do this? Isn't drag and drop copying and...
General Discussion
Can't move folders with files, but can move files
I am attempting to move folders and files around, doing a little organization on my HDD. However if I attempt to move the loaded folder I get the error message " The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program." However I have no other programs open,...
General Discussion
Move Program FIles to SSD - Leave Users files Behind
Greetings Again, My file and storage system is set up like this: C:\ Drive - 120 GB SSD This is my Win 7 64-Bit Ultimate Boot drive. It has my most important Microsoft programs on it. Out of the 111GB available, I've used 42GB, leaving me 69GB free space. I want to keep this area open. ...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App