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Windows 7: My best peformance tweak yet (Replace Explorer)

27 Apr 2010   #11
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
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He's on Intel SSD, those things ARE FAST.
I know the Intel SSD's are fast..as I have one in my box. But while it can read blazingly fast, it's also got to get it onto the other drive...which will be the slow part. And even if it was going to another Intel SSD...they only write between 70-100MB/s at best...so I still say something is very fishy.
Well, I don't really care about the details... the fact is - the OP has problems with his rig when he copies things. If the facts doesn't add up, but still "understandable", I'd ignore it. BUT the fact that he said it's consuming 4-6GB of memory, that's totally bull crap. I copied a lot more than his and I see a jump of ~500MB. Maybe it's my Harddisk that's too slow, so RAM doesn't have to cache as much, I don't know - I don't have Intel SSD (way too expensive over here). but 4-6GB for 1 GB of file???? Copying the file over to RAM will consume around 1GB + some overhead for pointers, not 4-6GB. There is something that's suspiciously WRONG in his rig. I suspect an AV went berserk... Or some storage driver optimizer of somekind...

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27 Apr 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Well, I don't really care about the details... the fact is - the OP has problems with his rig when he copies things. If the facts doesn't add up, but still "understandable", I'd ignore it. BUT the fact that he said it's consuming 4-6GB of memory, that's totally bull crap.
My thinking is that he is affiliated with the software package he is touting and might be posting some misleading information to convince others they too have a problem and should also buy the software he is peddling.

Since his file copy times seem to be way off what is likely possible, I highly doubt his RAM usage is accurate as well. That's the point I am making.
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27 Apr 2010   #13
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Well, I don't really care about the details... the fact is - the OP has problems with his rig when he copies things. If the facts doesn't add up, but still "understandable", I'd ignore it. BUT the fact that he said it's consuming 4-6GB of memory, that's totally bull crap.
My thinking is that he is affiliated with the software package he is touting and might be posting some misleading information to convince others they too have a problem and should also buy the software he is peddling.

Since his file copy times seem to be way off what is likely possible, I highly doubt his RAM usage is accurate as well. That's the point I am making.
Hmm... that makes sense too (he got something to do with DO's company?)... I used Directory Opus back in XP days, it's quite good, but nothing special IMHO. I prefer KDE's new Dolphin File manager feature wise over ANYTHING out there, too bad it's not very stable today, and the looks - it's just horrible .

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27 Apr 2010   #14
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I just did my own little test of Directory Opus.
From SSD1 to SSD2 using DO, 4.08 gig folder took 1:09.57 to copy.
Same test using Windows explorer took 33.04 secs. Less then half the time!
Something seriously wrong with ravingmads conclusions…
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27 Apr 2010   #15
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
I just did my own little test of Directory Opus.
From SSD1 to SSD2 using DO, 4.08 gig folder took 1:09.57 to copy.
Same test using Windows explorer took 33.04 secs. Less then half the time!
Something seriously wrong with ravingmads conclusions…
Which is why I suggested him to check his resource monitor, see if anything spikes up in Disk/Memory tab...

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27 Apr 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
I just did my own little test of Directory Opus.
From SSD1 to SSD2 using DO, 4.08 gig folder took 1:09.57 to copy.
Same test using Windows explorer took 33.04 secs. Less then half the time!
Something seriously wrong with ravingmads conclusions…
Yeah, that comes out to 59MB/s using 1 and 123MB/s Both seem far more reasonable.
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27 Apr 2010   #17
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I notice the OP's post says to "stop using Internet Explorer". Does he realize there is a difference between Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer?
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27 Apr 2010   #18
Casca

 

Seven months of searching for a solution? Must have been browsing with Windows Explorer.
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28 Apr 2010   #19
Heywood

 

I spend lots of time on the computer and don't care too much for Windows Explorer. I've had a lifetime license for "Total Commander" for a long time, and use it in preference to Windows Explorer. Granted, it may take a while to learn to use it well, but for me it was worth the effort. It does much more than Windows Explorer. I'm sure others may find it not to their liking, but I get my operating system when I update to a new computer and It takes me some time to get the feel of a new operating system while finding and deleting all the trial versions and come-on junk added by the company peddling the computer. So far I like Windows 7 well enough, but then I partition the drive first thing to add two more partitions, install "Total Commander" and "Open Office", and strip the thing down to way I want to use it. The hardware update gives me as much speed as I need, I suspect because I don't install all the latest and greatest wonderware to be found online.
Still, I like this forum because it keeps me up on what I'm missing out on, as well as educating me about the software I must use. Actually I'd be lost without Total Commander for Windows, Firefox for the Internet and Karen Kenworthy's "Replicator" for my network.
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02 May 2010   #20
ravingmad

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I notice the OP's post says to "stop using Internet Explorer". Does he realize there is a difference between Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer?
Simple typo mate .. you know I meant windows explorer and NOT internet explorer.
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