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Windows 7: SSD not recognized by windows

02 Aug 2010   #11
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you ran WEI?

After WEI, the test results will let Windows know more of whats going on. At that point, Defrag will be disabled on drives that are SSDs, and it may also disable Superfetch. I would also turn off the drive indexing on the SSD. It is not needed. But you can leave it on for the spinning drives if you so choose.
(I would turn SF back on though if it were me. The writes it does do are insignificant, and SF still benefits SSDs. RAM is still faster)

Windows Defrag is BAD though. if you wish to defrag a SSd on occasion, only use something like Perfect Disk Consolodate or Disk Keeper Hyperfast. They can help a bit if used in moderation (once or twice a month) and are designed for SSDs.
These are the only 2 Im aware of however that are safe.

TRIM should be supported for the SSd with Win7s default AHCI driver, as well as the newer Intel drivers.


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02 Aug 2010   #12
Samuel90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Have you ran WEI?
what is that? And where do I find it
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02 Aug 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Here yo go mate. This will show you how to update your WEI score.

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score
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03 Aug 2010   #14
Samuel90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hasn't worked, I'm still able to defrag the ssd


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03 Aug 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Samuel,

Did you already update all of the drivers from here?

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03 Aug 2010   #16
Samuel90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I've updated the drivers, is that a mistake? Should I have ran this WEI with default win driver first?


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03 Aug 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No, you would have wanted to updated those drivers.

Not sure why Windows 7 didn't automatically turn of Disk Defrag for your SSD then, but you can always just manually turn it off yourself by unchecking the SSD in the Disk Defrag Schedule settings. Plus, not to select it when you defrag the other drives.
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03 Aug 2010   #18
Samuel90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, but how do I TRIM it,, with programs that wishmaster mentioned?
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03 Aug 2010   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Windows 7 will do the TRIM for you since your SSD supports it in Windows 7. No need to do anything else for TRIM.
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03 Aug 2010   #20
Samuel90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, so the drive itself will do this automatically when needed? how about the chdsk function in win, is that okay to use with ssd?
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