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Windows 7: SSD + HDD Optimization

08 Aug 2014   #1

Win8 Pro 64bit
SSD + HDD Optimization


I just bought a MSI GS60 ghost pro running Win 8.1 64bit with a 128G SSD from Kingston and a 1TB HDD. I was wondering if I can do something to optimize their performance? From my understanding SSD + HDD can't form a RAID right? Is there any kind of good software that can do some tricks? Please let me know! Thanks!

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08 Aug 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Best advice is to avoid RAID and don't try a bunch of tricks.

Make sure the SSD is aligned properly. Don't defrag it. Use the same maintenance and performance procedures you'd use on any computer--antivirus, malware, periodic cleanup with Disk Cleanup or CCleaner, don't install unnecessary stuff, let Windows manage itself for the most part, get an understanding of your typical RAM usage, running processes, and startup items.
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08 Aug 2014   #3

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Here is a good article on things you can do.

SSD Optimization Tweaks to Increase SSD Performance
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08 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

While theoretically possible combining an SSD and conventional drive in a RAID 0 array would be a bad idea. This would drag the combined performance down to that of the HD. All of the disadvantages of RAID with none of the advantages.

Tricks don't optimize anything.
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