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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

27 Mar 2011   #1241
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dave, the winsxs is only an inventory of a lot of other folders. It in itself is very small. But it points mostely to the .dlls that you collect every time you install a program. And when you uninstall the program, the .dlls stay.


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28 Mar 2011   #1242
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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the winsxs is only an inventory of a lot of other folders. It in itself is very small. But it points mostely to the .dlls that you collect every time you install a program. And when you uninstall the program, the .dlls stay

With all due respect and not to be contrary ... this is innaccurate.

The winsxs folder is actually a component store and not a container for links to files. It IS a large folder and its size is not
fantom. The side-by-side system was developed to alleviate the 'dll hell' which was so common in earlier versions of
Windows..

On my system the 'size on disk' is 5.77 GB (6,197,186,560 bytes) & it contains 39,985 Files, 10,094 Folders. These are actual
Gbs, actual files and actual folders.

Much has been questioned and written about this folder but one of the most comprehensive explanations I have read was in a
post written by Joseph Conway (Senior Support Escalation Engineer - Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support).

In part it reads:

"All of the components in the operating system are found in the WinSxS folder – in fact we call this location the component store. Each component has a unique name that includes the version, language, and processor architecture that it was built for. The WinSxS folder is the only location that the component is found on the system, all other instances of the files that you see on the system are “projected” by hard linking from the component store. Let me repeat that last point – there is only one instance (or full data copy) of each version of each file in the OS, and that instance is located in the WinSxS folder. So looked at from that perspective, the WinSxS folder is really the entirety of the whole OS, referred to as a "flat" in down-level operating systems. This also accounts for why you will no longer be prompted for media when running operations such as System File Checker (SFC), or when installing additional features and roles."

The comments were posted at >http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/590216-large-winsxs-folder/page__st__15< . Scroll down to
post #25.

Many thanks to Mr. Conroy for explaining the mysteries of the WinSXS folder!
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28 Mar 2011   #1243
Sylo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



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30 Mar 2011   #1244
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Just got my new Intel X25-M G2 120GB with a fresh install of Win7.

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30 Mar 2011   #1245
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Your numbers are slightly better than mine with the same drive, different drivers (msahci vs. iaStor) perhaps the difference.
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30 Mar 2011   #1246
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Have seen the iaStor drivers do a little better, I'm sure the 13 points wouldn't be noticeable.
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30 Mar 2011   #1247
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Dave, is that the latest firmware?
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30 Mar 2011   #1248
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, latest firmware was on the drive, 2CV102M3.
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31 Mar 2011   #1249
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is an interesting article on SSD data security - worth reading, SSD security: the worst of all worlds | ZDNet
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06 Apr 2011   #1250
LTR

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 x64
 
 

Wow suddenly set up just doesn't seem as quick. I have a sony vaio z series. a small light 13.3in laptop. I have 2 samsung SSDs with a RAID0 but they are only 1.8in drives so I wonder if thats why they don't perform as well.


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