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Windows 7: SSD Optimisation - move Appdata\Local\Temp?


03 Jul 2011   #1

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SSD Optimisation - move Appdata\Local\Temp?

Hi all - just fitted a Kingston SSD and done a clean install of 7UP. In order to minimse read/writes on the drive I have moved the following to other Hdd's:

Windows temp
Browser caches and temps
App scratchdisks and temp files
Windows Pagefile (separate partition on other drive)

I would also like to move the Appdata\Local\Temp folder as this gets a lot of traffic and can grow to huge sizes. Anyone know if its possible without moving the rest of the Appdata directories?

Brian


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03 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, it's possible. I've done it myself for months now, no problems.

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
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03 Jul 2011   #3

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Thanks!

Exactly what I was looking for!

Brian

Edit: Should I keep my Pagefile on the SSD as you have or is there any merit in having it on another drive? I have it set for 1GB with 8GB Ram
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03 Jul 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have a read in the show us-your ssd performance thread, towards the last several pages. It seems unneccesary to worry about the read/writes.

Show us your SSD performance

Show us your SSD performance

A Guy
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03 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsotm View Post
Edit: Should I keep my Pagefile on the SSD as you have or is there any merit in having it on another drive? I have it set for 1GB with 8GB Ram

I've just left mine (512MB personally) on the SSD.
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03 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


If / when you do another clean install, you may care to have a look at this tutorial at the link below.
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installations


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03 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Yeah, why move tempor browser caches to limit writes? Those really won't affect the lifetime of your SSD and the SSD will boost performance with the caches on the drive.
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04 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Some people say to leave ON the prefetch / superfetch / system restore
Other says " turn it OFF"
I don't know what to believe.
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04 Jul 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Again, it's an opinion, but I left mine on. Based on the testing now in progress on the durability of SSD's, I've come to think there is no need to move files and turn of Superfetch, etc. I have Superfetch and my Page File , as well as all my programs and user files on my SSD. Unless space is an issue, I think you can just put everything on the SSD. In fact, Windows 7 takes care of this for you:

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You can manually disable the Superfetch service by disabling it, but Windows 7 actually takes care of this for you. Supefetch checks the WinSAT disk score of the system (which considers random reads and writes) and if it’s over 6.5, Superfetch automatically turns itself off.
Q. Should I disable Superfetch if I have a solid state disk (SSD)?

A Guy
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04 Jul 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The saga continues but in reality the SSDs are not as fragile as many people suggest. There is absolutely no need to move OS files off the SSD - in fact it is counterproductive. The available data shows that an SSD will have a lifespan of about 10 years with a completely standard OS installation.

The only things I would do is to get rid of the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile size - but not because of wear and tear - only to save space.
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