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Windows 7: ssd set up

09 Feb 2011   #1
BishBashBosh

windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 
ssd set up

Hi there

hope someone can point me in the right direction with this query

i have a SSD but not sure if i am running it at its optimal settings, so i am looking for some advice on what what settings would give me optimal performance, i currently have the O/S on ssd and then everything else on my raid 0 array and in BIOS the SATA configuration it is set to raid


many thanks in advance


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09 Feb 2011   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Download and run ATTO and post a snip of your results.
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10 Feb 2011   #3
BishBashBosh

windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

here's the results ssd set up-asssd-bench.jpg

ssd set up-hdtune.ssd.jpg

ssd set up-hdtune1.sammy.f1.s..raid0.jpg

ssd set up-atto1.png


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10 Feb 2011   #4
pxsalmers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

this is a good thread that can boost the performance of your SSD. also, if you have a second hard drive (non-SSD is better), move the pagefile from your SSD to that drive.

Performance Boost: Move Page File to Another Physical Drive | Windows Vista Maintenance | Windows Tools, Help & Guides#

hope this helps.
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10 Feb 2011   #5
BishBashBosh

windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

I had a look at those tips and tweaks and already done all of them but how should my setup be for optimal performance ahci or raid?
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10 Feb 2011   #6
pxsalmers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BishBashBosh View Post
I had a look at those tips and tweaks and already done all of them but how should my setup be for optimal performance ahci or raid?
you need multiple drives for RAID. Honestly a single SSD is good enough for most home consumer usage, if you did work that involved multiple large file transfers on a regular basis, then I'd say invest in extra drives and run them in RAID 0. If not, a single SSD with AHCI is fine.
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10 Feb 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your numbers look pretty good to me. What do you want to improve. Some people say that AHCI is faster - I did not make that experience. I run none of my 4 SSDs in AHCI.

For the OS, all the "big" numbers are pretty meaningless anyhow. Most of the R/W is in 4K blocks. What really counts is the access time. That is what gives you the speed.

Btw: I never move any of the system files to the HDD - including the page file. I do, however, delete the hiberfile and move the user files. My SSDs are 80 and 90GBs.
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10 Feb 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BishBashBosh View Post
Hi there
i currently have the O/S on ssd and then everything else on my raid 0 array and in BIOS the SATA configuration it is set to raid
Thats a close to perfect setup - my disks are configured in exactly the same way, and I have not had any trouble at all.
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10 Feb 2011   #9
BishBashBosh

windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

the burst speeds and access times are really low compared to others, it seems that every time i run the benchmark tests they appear to get slower
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10 Feb 2011   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Its tricky to compare different makes against each other - alos be careful of running too many tests. Testing a huge amount on an SSD shortens its life span, which will eventually affect the scores.

What is your disk WEI?
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