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Windows 7: Summary of SSD Tweaks

29 Oct 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello DF.



With the newer SSDs I don't believe any 'tweaks' are really necessary and may hinder performance, the only thing that may be useful, not really sure it makes a difference though, is to align it before the install starts; have a look at this snip for an out-line of the procedure.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Of course you would not need to do a wipe (clean all) to a new SSD.
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I may be missing it somewhere but where is the passage in this tutorial describing how to align an SSD?

All I see is how to wipe with Diskpart (not needed on new SSD, as you said) and create a partition.

But doesn't a new SSD only need alignment?

So wouldn't this be the tutorial needed? SSD Alignment


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29 Oct 2010   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is puzzling. You may remember that other people reported misalingments after they made a normal win7 installation where the installer should take care of a proper alignment. No idea how that happens.Maybe the people on the OCZ or Intel forums would have an answer.
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29 Oct 2010   #33
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello DF.



With the newer SSDs I don't believe any 'tweaks' are really necessary and may hinder performance, the only thing that may be useful, not really sure it makes a difference though, is to align it before the install starts; have a look at this snip for an out-line of the procedure.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Of course you would not need to do a wipe (clean all) to a new SSD.
click to enlarge
Attachment 107624
I may be missing it somewhere but where is the passage in this tutorial describing how to align an SSD?

All I see is how to wipe with Diskpart (not needed on new SSD, as you said) and create a partition.

But doesn't a new SSD only need alignment?

So wouldn't this be the tutorial needed? SSD Alignment
I really wish you'd at least look at these tutorials before you make comments about them.

See Step Two #2 and #3 for the info, thank you.



Hello whs, I just find it odd, in the past I have not used diskpart to align partitions and Windows 7 has done it correctly; I intend to do more 'real world' clean install tests with this and I will keep you informed.
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29 Oct 2010   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Suggest you check the alignment after each step of the way. Maybe you can at least find out at which step it is happening.
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29 Oct 2010   #35
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Suggest you check the alignment after each step of the way. Maybe you can at least find out at which step it is happening.



That's a very good idea, thanks!
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29 Oct 2010   #36
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I really wish you'd at least look at these tutorials before you make comments about them.

See Step Two #2 and #3 for the info, thank you.
There is no reason to be rude.

I was looking for where in the tutorial you showed how to align an SSD.

Who would suspect it would be buried in the commands for partitioning without any explanation that the partitioning of SSD or HD included aligning an SSD?

I will use Wolfgang's tutorial which explains that it is for aligning SSD: SSD Alignment
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29 Oct 2010   #37
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My apologies for the curt reply, you just always catch me off-guard with your comments.



Simply because the credit for this info belongs to whs I have now added a link to his excellent tutorial under Step Two #2, so it should get the recognition it deserves.
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29 Oct 2010   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for the credit. I wish you guys would stay friends.
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29 Oct 2010   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for the credit. I wish you guys would stay friends.

You're welcome.

I consider us friends, sometime friends have discussions.
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31 Oct 2010   #40
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have the system up and running, benchmarking faster now. I also just verified my alignment, and it is still intact.
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