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Windows 7: Has anyone installed a SSD Drive before?

05 Oct 2010   #11
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much of a speed improvements does SSD provide? Significant enough to purchase and install one?


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05 Oct 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habibi View Post
How much of a speed improvements does SSD provide? Significant enough to purchase and install one?

Yes.
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05 Oct 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habibi View Post
How much of a speed improvements does SSD provide? Significant enough to purchase and install one?
Absolutely, it is a world of difference.
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05 Oct 2010   #14
madtownidiot

 

With a SSD, programs usually load 2-3x faster than with the average HDD. I can usually get the average laptop with a SSD to boot in less than 15 seconds.
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05 Oct 2010   #15
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would just say to take and extra 5 to 10 minutes after installing the SSD to make sure certain features of Windows that are not need with an SSD are in fact disabled. On my three systems that I have installed an SSD in, none of them automatically disabled the Degrag service.

I just say to spend a little time to be safe and protect that SSD from premature wear-out.
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05 Oct 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If going from a regualar HD to a SSD, I would highly recommend just doing a clean install.
Its truly easier in the long run.

True, it is very possible to clone or Image over, but theres a high probability of alignment issues. Although they can be fixed easily enough, as already stated.
You will not have this issue however later if you are re-imaging a Image of the SSD back to the SSD. Its just HD --> SSD it can happen.


The defrag service does not get disabled. Only the SSD is excluded from Automatic defragmentation.

After you are up and running, run the WEI.
At that point, if you look at the Disk Defragmenter, you will see that it is running as it normally would be.
However, if you look at the section Configure Scedule --> Configure disks,

You will find the only disk included for automatic defragmenting are Spinning dives and the SSDs have been removed, are no longer listed.


While Windows Defragmenter is not good for the SSD, by consolodating Free space can and does help the SSD.
BUT, the only 2 programs I know that can safely do this are Perfect Disk & Diskeeper (with the Hyperfast add on)

I use Perfect Disc Consoldate on mine every 4-6 weeks or so.

I just wouldn't run it often, but when done in moderation, it does help them.
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05 Oct 2010   #17
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Pardon my ignorance but I have a few questions on SSD:
1. I am looking at the store catalogue of a local store. SSD only comes in 2.5"? They termed it Notebook harddisk but I suppose I can also use it on a desktop. Do you install in the floppy disk bay? What about power? Does it use the 4-pin connector or the floppy disk power?

2. Since scheduled defrag is disable by default to prolong the lifespan of the disk, should we also disable schduled Windows Defender or AV so they don't scan the disk?
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05 Oct 2010   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Reads do not wear a SSD.

The wear come from the writes. (Actually its the erase cycle)

But I wouldnt worry all that much about it, as its effect is all blown out of proportion.

Unless you erase and re-image the entire Full drive twice a day, every day for 5 yrs straight, then you might wear it out.
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06 Oct 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habibi View Post
Pardon my ignorance but I have a few questions on SSD:
1. I am looking at the store catalogue of a local store. SSD only comes in 2.5"? They termed it Notebook harddisk but I suppose I can also use it on a desktop. Do you install in the floppy disk bay? What about power? Does it use the 4-pin connector or the floppy disk power?

2. Since scheduled defrag is disable by default to prolong the lifespan of the disk, should we also disable schduled Windows Defender or AV so they don't scan the disk?
To question 1)
In the package with the SSD will be an adapter to make mounting in a normal hdd slot easy.

To number 2)
Actually with Win 7, defrag and indexing are going to be disabled for you and will only be performed "on demand".
If you use CCleaner uncheck the wipe free space option for the SSD.
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06 Oct 2010   #20
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah, thanks... so if it is the write which will wear the SSD, we should move the pagefile.sys to the spinning drive then, is that the best practice?
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