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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

25 May 2011   #1431
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, the Toolbox will only Turn it Off if you tell it too.
It will say just say System Configuration is not optimal if left On.


I leave mine On. But, as already stated, you can try it both ways.


Personally, I think its best left On. Others disagree.
And honestly, Im not sure theres a definitive right or wrong answer on the subject.


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25 May 2011   #1432
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
...And honestly, Im not sure theres a definitive right or wrong answer on the subject.
It might come down to what programs you run and how often you use them, meaning different results for different people.
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25 May 2011   #1433
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Wishmaster.

I may leave it on to start. I didn't realize that was an option.

It makes sense to leave it on since the RAM is faster but real world operation.???

I know how to set it both ways now.

Hurry up UPS!!!!
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25 May 2011   #1434
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
...It makes sense to leave it on since the RAM is faster but real world operation.???...
My guess is that the SSD is close enough speed-wise that any gain you get from RAM speed is offset by the extra RAM being used. Of course, if you had 12GB of RAM or something you would never miss it to begin with.
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26 May 2011   #1435
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I've ran my Intel SSDs with Superfetch on and off, couldn't tell any performance difference. It does get slightly better benchmarks when it's off but, that doesn't mean it's faster or slower for normal usage.
Very likely be different for other brands.
Mine is off now, just because I don't like seeing the red font in the toolbox


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
WHS, do your laptops have dual HD bays? I can't find one other than a custom Clevo or Alienware (both the same). I really have no intention of paying $3000 for a laptop.
My Dell Studio 1737 has two HD bays.

I've been looking at the new Dell laptops, Only Looking (in case the Minister of Finance is watching), and the Studios don't seem to have dual bays anymore. The Dell 17" XPS laptop does, specs are pretty good and it's around ~1k.

I'm sure other OEMs have dual bay laptops, just haven't looked for them. None of them seem to advertise dual bay, sometimes you have to check the HD options and guess from the listings, example: 2x750GB HD, RAID, etc.

Only the larger laptops usually have dual HD bays, for obvious reasons.
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26 May 2011   #1436
essenbe

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

Thanks Dave, I'll check it out. The minister of finance fusses at me all the time. I just ignore it.
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26 May 2011   #1437
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I turned it on yesterday morning... haven't noticed any speed increases. I'll give it another day or so as I haven't been on this machine enough to be certain.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
...I've been looking at the new Dell laptops, Only Looking (in case the Minister of Finance is watching)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Thanks Dave, I'll check it out. The minister of finance fusses at me all the time. I just ignore it.
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26 May 2011   #1438
essenbe

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

Just keep us informed. It's a frequently discussed subject.
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26 May 2011   #1439
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I flashed my U3S6 with the latest firmware from Station Drivers and it screwed everything up. Took about 4 minutes to boot. Went back to older version, same problem. Decided to go back to onboard SATA II port and the MSAHCI driver. The result is OK but this is the 2nd card that's failed on me. When I first got the speeds were incredible.
I was waiting on Bulldozer before getting a new MOBO but after this I might just bite the bullet and do it. Having said that, the drive performs great on the SATA II port.

Show us your SSD performance-sata-ii-msahci.png


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26 May 2011   #1440
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Mike, Sorry I was not fast enough to answer your questions. But I am on Central European Time now and was asleep. But it looks like you got all the help required.

I myself do not use the toolbox because both my Intels are Gen1 models and the toolbox does not support those. I find it strange that the toolbox messes with the registry. But changing the value in the specified key is pretty simple. You might consider to backup the registry - at least the string in question ( http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm ) or image the whole system before you start messing with it - especially since you are not a registry pro.
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