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Windows 7: SSD Support is Native to W7

11 Sep 2009   #11
bc3tech

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have an SSD in my Asus EeePC 1000 and can say the Superfetch IS enabled on my Win7 installation, defrag IS allowed (though i have not dared to click it, the button is enabled), and Readyboost IS able to be done on an external SDHC card (not sure if this is expected or not)

so i'm not sure what's up w/ the Asus EeePC's Phison SSDs, but Windows 7 certainly doesn't seem to do what's been said here.

Also, TRIM does appear to be supported per the 'fsutil' command that is stated here

fwiw, this model has two SSDs, one 8gb and one 32gb. Contrary to popular assumption, the smaller is not faster than the larger - they both perform the same per HDTach, HDTune, and ATTO benchmarks i've done on them.

I currently have Win7 Pro installed on the 32gb drive with the pagefile on the 8gb drive and a 4gb SDHC card being used entirely for ReadyBoost functionality. The computer itself has 1gb RAM.
Enabling readyboost on the SDHC greatly increased the performance, but as most may know, requires the SuperFetch service in Windows to be active - which it already was.
If you disable SuperFetch on your computer (something most users with SSDs do manually, I've not heard that it's done automatically as suggested), then you do lose Readyboost capability to any device.


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11 Sep 2009   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have a question. If anyone knows if this is partially or entirely true...

A friend has a Intel core I7 system with 12GB of RAM. Everything is high end in his system. He claims that the entire OS and all his apps cache into the RAM and it is FAST FAST FAST.

He is claiming that the way everything is caching into the RAM.....he has no need for a SSD. Just a small regular HD for storage. I don't know everything he's running but it seems to make some sense. With that much RAM and running at those speeds...it's getting to the point where 16GB of DDR3 RAM will reduce or eliminate the need for the speed of an SSD.

What do you think? I think it's pretty darn cool. Is this where we're going?

BTW very good read Captain Zero!
What your friend says may be true if he always uses the same stuff that happens to fit into the said 12GBs. But as soon as he calls on a program, DLL or whatever that is not part of this set, his system has to get it from the disk. My system image is about 60GBs now, and even with 12GBs of RAM it would not fit. The same goes for things that the system writes out, e.g. shadows (restore points).
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11 Sep 2009   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anselm13 View Post
Great information. I'm looking to buy a new larger SSD for my Dell Mini 9 to install Windows 7. Does anyone know of a good list of netbook SSD drives that support the TRIM command?
Thanks
As far as I remember you'll need a mini PCI SSD card - and those are not really very fast. OCZ has a few (and they are working on a firmware to support Trim). But those minis are at best half as fast as the 2.5" models.
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11 Sep 2009   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Captain Zero, great summary. I am wrestling with my own OCZ - but slowly I am getting there. Very exciting subject.
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09 Jun 2010   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to see this as a Sticky, very good information.

The best way to install Win7 on a new SSD or used SSD that has been secure erased (most manufacturers have a tool for this) is to mount the SSD, plug in the power and data cables. Enable AHCI in your BIOS, this is required for Trim to work, and point Win7 to it and let Win7 align and install it. Raw, unformatted, no partitions.
It's recommended to be sure the SSD is plugged into SATA port0, and unplug any other HDDs, except DVD if required, this should be in SATA 4 or 5 depending on your MOBO.
The basic processes will be disabled, disk defragmentation, Superfetch, ReadyBoost and prefetching. These should be confirmed.

There are many sites with long lists of processes and settings to change, this is for the older or Gen1 SSDs. The Gen2 SSDs don't require many changes, usually the ones already done by Win7.

As with any new technology there will be many opinions and recommendations.
Do your research and a little testing.
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09 Jun 2010   #16
bc3tech

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Am getting a new Win7 Rig courtesy of Dell tomorrow. Am replacing the HDD w/ a 128gb SSD, anxious to see how things shake out!
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09 Jun 2010   #17
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

It will be fast, that's all you have to know
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10 Jun 2010   #18
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bc3tech View Post
Am getting a new Win7 Rig courtesy of Dell tomorrow. Am replacing the HDD w/ a 128gb SSD, anxious to see how things shake out!
Lucky you

Which SSD are you getting?

Have you been to the Show us your SSD performance thread?

Good site to look at benchmark comparisons for SSDs, AnandTech SSD Bench.
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11 Jun 2010   #19
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Updated main post with important news!
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15 Jun 2010   #20
bc3tech

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bc3tech View Post
Am getting a new Win7 Rig courtesy of Dell tomorrow. Am replacing the HDD w/ a 128gb SSD, anxious to see how things shake out!
Lucky you

Which SSD are you getting?

Have you been to the Show us your SSD performance thread?

Good site to look at benchmark comparisons for SSDs, AnandTech SSD Bench.
I got the 128gb Kingston SSDNow V+ - rated at 230mb/s read, 180mb/s write
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