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Windows 7: What is an Easier Way to Move Google Chrome's Cache to Another HDD?

01 Jan 2015   #11
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Don't worry about your pagefile or any other memory. Just let Windows 7 manage all memory.

This isn't like XP that we had to tweak to make it work proper.
Windows 7 is fully capable of handling all memory.
Windows 7 will use memory as it needs it, where it needs it and when it needs it.
All memory vartual or otherwise should be handled by Windows 7 on the C partition.
I have tried all the things you are asking about. As far as I'm concerned it's all B/S.
You will not see things lasting longer or working faster.

I gave up a long time ago trying to out smart Windows 7 on such matters.

Of course it is your computer so you can do as you decide.
Well, okay. I guess SSDs won't last if I done that, correct?


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01 Jan 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No not correct.
If you set your SSD up using to tool offered by Samsung and Windows 7 it will last a long time.

If you do those other little do good tricks it doesn't hurt your SSD but it does no good to make your system run faster or better. You will not damage your SSD doing these tricks. Your SSD doesn't care what tricks you do. Your computer system cares. Windows 7 know what it likes and what it doesn't like.

Not doing those so called tricks allows your complete computer system to run it's best as it is designed to do.

Please remember this is not Windows XP. You do not need to do all those tricks when using Windows 7. Windows 7 pretty much takes care of itself. You do the basics and Windows 7 will take care of the rest of the stuff.
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01 Jan 2015   #13
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
No not correct.
If you set your SSD up using to tool offered by Samsung and Windows 7 it will last a long time.

If you do those other little do good tricks it doesn't hurt your SSD but it does no good to make your system run faster or better. You will not damage your SSD doing these tricks. Your SSD doesn't care what tricks you do. Your computer system cares. Windows 7 know what it likes and what it doesn't like.

Not doing those so called tricks allows your complete computer system to run it's best as it is designed to do.

Please remember this is not Windows XP. You do not need to do all those tricks when using Windows 7. Windows 7 pretty much takes care of itself. You do the basics and Windows 7 will take care of the rest of the stuff.
Ah ok! Understandable. I already set up all that using Samsung Magician and Windows 7, so I'm good to go. Plus, I enabled rapid mode. Only thing left was a decision whether I should put the page back on the ssd with the reduced page file or stay in the hdd. What do you think?

Here's the stuff I did for Samsung magician and windows:

- Disabled index searching/search
- disabled prefetch and superfetch
- enabled write-cache buffer flushing
- set power options for Samsung High Performance
- disabled system restore

Thankfully, windows automatically disable defragging on the ssd.

Now, my question is, no matter If I plug my ssd to the Marvell 6gb ports, do I still benefit the Trim function?
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01 Jan 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use System Restore points, they can be handy.
I just keep the disk space to no more than 5%

I also use Indexing. It makes searching for things quicker at times.

I also use superfetch and perfetch. I really can't prove whether it help or hurts speed.

Some use
- set power options for Samsung High Performance
If it doesn't cause problems keep it that way.

**Some people put more wear on their SSD testing it than they do using it.

Just set it and use it. You will enjoy it.
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02 Jan 2015   #15
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I use System Restore points, they can be handy.
I just keep the disk space to no more than 5%

I also use Indexing. It makes searching for things quicker at times.

I also use superfetch and perfetch. I really can't prove whether it help or hurts speed.

Some use
- set power options for Samsung High Performance
If it doesn't cause problems keep it that way.

**Some people put more wear on their SSD testing it than they do using it.

Just set it and use it. You will enjoy it.
Good points on your settings. If those settings didn't hurt your performance, then good for you.

Call me wrong, but what you said about some people put more wear on their SSD testing than they do using it...you mean like doing benchmark and other stuff? Yeah, I read that it puts a lot of wear on those SSDs, especially when they do it repeatly and frequently. I honestly made the mistake doing it which kinda hurts my random writes performance, though I only did it a few times. At least the random reads and sub sequential read and writes are within spec but I avoid doing that in the future. Before that, the random writes are perfect. God, I feel so noob sometimes.

Now that I'm confirmed that trim actually works after I done using trim checker. I've been wondering how to activate garbage collection. I heard some say that you have to log out and wait a few hours while GC doing its course. Is this true?

Sorry that I'm being illiterate today. And oh yes, I'd enjoyed the speed increase on my SSD very much.
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02 Jan 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just Google it. Their are over one hundred thousand sites with all kinds of information.

Here are a couple.

Ask Ars: Of solid state drives and garbage collection | Ars Technica

The ultimate guide to proper SSD management | PCWorld
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06 Jan 2015   #17
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just Google it. Their are over one hundred thousand sites with all kinds of information.

Here are a couple.

Ask Ars: Of solid state drives and garbage collection | Ars Technica

The ultimate guide to proper SSD management | PCWorld
Thanks for the links! After I read it, it all makes sense now.

As for the storage drivers, I'm using windows ahci drivers. Although I'm curious if I use the Intel drivers or just stick with the windows drivers? If so, what are the benifits of using Intel drivers? I know that my mb has the Intel chipset, but will that work on the marvell ports? I mean, I have no problems with the Microsoft drivers.
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06 Jan 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If the drivers you are using now give no problems just leave them alone.
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13 Jan 2015   #19
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If the drivers you are using now give no problems just leave them alone.
Oh ok! Now, I have a problem. When I was in bios in disk manager, I saw those drives as SCSI devices. I think it's caused that I installed windows on the Marvell port and now it shows that in disk manager, but I saw it as a ata ACHI device. Of course, will trim work if the device as SCSI, even though it's set on ahci mode? Also, I switched to sata 2 ports after I read that Marvell controllers on x58 boards don't support trim.
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13 Jan 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you having problems with your system?

Are you still playing with moving cache or other things around?

What else do you have hook to your computer?

Just hook your ssd to a Sata port (non Marvell) set your bios to default.

I know nothing about Gigabyte bios so I have no idea how you are seeing SCSI devices in Disk Management.
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