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Windows 7: Prefetch and SSDs

07 Jul 2011   #21
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
No, Prefetch is not SuperFetch. Keep Prefetch. Should keep SuperFetch too.
Ok, i know how to enable the SuperFetch , because i know how i did disable it.
But what about Prefetch ?
Thanks.


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08 Jul 2011   #22
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I agree with logicearth and Wishmaster, leave Prefetch on.
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08 Jul 2011   #23
Hopalong X

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

+1 Dave76

The only thing I turned off on my SSD is Hibernate.
Sleep was already off.
Sleep might be a necessity on a laptop. I don't have a laptop so not an issue.

If I leave my PC for 30 minutes or longer it gets turned off.
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09 Jul 2011   #24
hp79

Windows 7 x64
 
 

A thread from more than a year ago

About superfetch, in my opinion, if you have 8gb ram just because ram is dirt cheap now a days and don't run software that uses much ram, keep superfetch on. RAM is much faster than SSD.

Otherwise, if you have 4gb, then either leave it on, or disable it.

I don't think prefetch does much harm to the SSD as I initially thought couple years ago when I first bought the X25-m 80 gb.
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09 Jul 2011   #25
essenbe

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

As far as superfetch, I have a Vertex2 and an Intel G2 80GB ssd. I have run it both ways. The Vertex saw no difference, the Intel seemed to run better with it off. If you haven't done so, download Intel's toolbox. Run the system optimizer and system configuration. It will notify you to turn off superfetch and will do it for you.
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09 Jul 2011   #26
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I'm confused on Superfetch...my brain says RAM is always faster than any SSD...but yet the Intel Toolbox says my drive is not optimally configured until I turn off Superfetch. I just haven't ever read anything from Intel to explain exactly why turning this off would make my machine more optimal.
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09 Jul 2011   #27
essenbe

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

PParks1, I can't answer that other than to guess it has something to do with the controller. But, I have tried running mine with Superfetch enabled and it didn't seem to run as well.
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09 Jul 2011   #28
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried with Superfetch, disabled and enabled.
All the applications opens faster. So i leave it enabled.
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09 Jul 2011   #29
essenbe

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

Is there a possibility it has something to do with ready boost? Ready boost is part of Superfetch. Most SSD forums recommend to turn off superfetch so there must be a reason.
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09 Jul 2011   #30
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
I tried with Superfetch, disabled and enabled.
All the applications opens faster. So i leave it enabled.
I tried it both ways.
IE-9 web pages load faster with Superfetch on.
That was good enough for me.

Which ever works best for you is the right way.
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