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Windows 7: New computer SSD/HDD help needed

12 Nov 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
I NEVER said it was a MAJOR concern. I said there is a limited number of writes, when compared to HDDs.
Don't post misleading info to people who are new to technology without adding the proper steps to take, You're quite lacking in that area.


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12 Nov 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Keep your OS and Programs on your SSD, and move your "User" folder and subfolders to your Data drive. The stuff in Downloads/Pictures/Documents etc don't need the speed of your SSD, so keep them on the HDD.

If you don't use the Hibernate feature, turn it off and get rid of the Hibernate file, it will usually be the size of your RAM pool. You can also adjust the page file if you want. There are a few other tweaks but none that will really net you a huge amount of space.

Doing those things will make sure your premium SSD space will be available for what you need it for.
Good advice. I have been running with a pagefile of 2GB since several years and on several systems. Never had a problem.

The only drawback with a reduced pagefile is that you do not get a full dump in case of a BSOD. But I never had one of those - knock on wood, LOL.
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12 Nov 2012   #13
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Here's some interesting advice on SSD optimization:

The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned - The SSD Review
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