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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

06 Oct 2014   #140
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Dude is on the money here mate and don't forget this for the freshest version - might save a bit of updating
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Gracias Amigo! I already have the newest w7 Ultimate on USB ready for that just incase
but good news is a friend brought me a laptop last night that was buggered up with JUNK!! it kept popping up reg clean pro (spyware/ransomware obviously) and every time we would click a link it would not even go to the page we clicked on it went to some kinda websites that of course wanted us to purchase something...
Come to find out someone previously (her dumb brother) installed a hacked version of Win 7 on it,,, I just so happened to pick up a 40 dollar Scandisk Ultra 120 refurbished SSD the day before (40 bucks I couldn't pass it up), Since she already had the Win 7 OEM key I cloned over to the SSD from a spare HDD that I installed win 7 ultimate on last week from the link in the image you show,,, After I partitioned and set up the SSD drive the clone took all of 9mins to copy over and be set up on the desktop! Before antivirus and spywares I installed for her protection I was having 19 second boot times! now im around 35 but all is good and this laptop now rocks! Still finishing up with it but now I know when I do my system I think the clone should go well. Thanks appreciate your info!


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06 Oct 2014   #141
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

That's good just be careful with cloning I have cloned quite a few of my drives and some have had to be redone but only I think because I am a bit of a want it done yesterday person

I use Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download (I have the paid for and free versions because I cannot afford all paid for on five machines) for my stuff as with it you can clone partitions by drag / drop when cloning from a large to a small drive - something that cannot usually be done easily or at all.
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07 Oct 2014   #142
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

That i like! I made an old laptop drive that i put a 38gb partition on so i can clone to anything! I have an old version of acronis but never had luck with it. Also a 7+yr old copy of farstone drive clone it works perfect!! The ssd clone for my system went well so so far so good! Wish i could clone it all to a dvd and park it away! Lol
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23 Dec 2014   #143
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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EDIT! 3/22/10: The new INTEL chipset drivers 9.6.0.1014 support TRIM! Use these instead of the MS AHCI ones for Intel Chipsets.
RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards
Altought it says desktop, this laptop board driver appears to be available, but I never installed this driver:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Driver Details | Dell US
and then of course there are these drivers from the intel site: (apparently my havendale/clarkdale chipset falls under the series 5 family which is one of the requirments, but these appear to be RAID ie. multiple hard drive set ups, which I only have one)
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...ng&ProdId=2101

So I'm a bit confused on what to do or use, if I should do anything at all as I'm going to be wiping the SSD clean upon the reinstall

Put a pic of CPU-Z info for motherboard and chipset


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23 Dec 2014   #144
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

After reading my last post I think it reads a little too confusing, sorry about that

I guess in a simple question is:

I'd like to reinstall (64bit) with my Samsung SSD 840 PRO and would like to know if doing so with the Intel Rapid Storage Tech would be possible? if so where to look for the correct tutorial as I do not have the drivers installed currently so I've never had any real experience with them

I think that is simpler than my previous post
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23 Dec 2014   #145
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've heard that the RST drivers can give a slight boost in SSD performance even when used in a non-RAID system in AHCI mode. Supposedly slightly faster than the Windows equivalent driver.

I installed RST, but don't remember the details. Not a big deal as best I can recall.

Did you see these links?

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Product Overview

Support for the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
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23 Dec 2014   #146
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

yes, I have seen those links. I was reading the requirements for the Rapid storage, which was were my initial confusion arose from, as I believe I meet the requirements (Mobile Intel Chipset series 6 (havendale/clarkdale) and apparently also the proper AHIC from the two pics I've posted, so I believe I can use the drivers.

My real confusion comes from seeing a few threads and a tutorial about how to begin the process; weather or not to install the drivers after installation, or if they need to be loaded during in order to switch the SATA to the proper setting. So the specs don't seem to be the trouble any longer, more so just how I should go about the process from where I am now


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24 Dec 2014   #147
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I can't answer directly from personal knowledge, but I'd probably download the RST package from Intel and then unzip it and look for a readme file.

Intel is usually quite thorough in its documentation and it may well answer your "when" questions.

For all I know, the when doesn't matter.

Did you see this:

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation
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24 Dec 2014   #148
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I can't answer directly from personal knowledge, but I'd probably download the RST package from Intel and then unzip it and look for a readme file.

Intel is usually quite thorough in its documentation and it may well answer your "when" questions.

For all I know, the when doesn't matter.

Did you see this:

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation
Thank you for the link ignatzatsonic, I'll take a look. Thanks for your time and Happy Holidays
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08 Feb 2015   #149
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 
Force a TRIM cleanup?

Many months ago I replaced my W7HPx64 C: drive with a Kingston SSD, and did the stuff on Page 1 and thought I was good to go. Today I learned that for this motherboard with nVidia chipset, having left the Controller drivers as nVidia, I have not had working TRIM, despite that fsutill behavior query disabledeletenotify comes up as Enabled i.e.

DisableDeleteNotify = 0

The reason for this I discovered was that NVIDIA DRIVERS DON'T SUPPORT IT! They ignore W7 trim stuff, and I learned this by running trimcheck-0.7.

After lotsa work I discovered I could "Update" the nForce drivers (two of them) and force-select instead the Windows "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" for each and trimcheck now reports IT WORKS!

But while my Intel PC with Intel SSD Toolbox has an "SSD Optimizer" which "Optimizes Intel SSDs using Trim functionality", there seems to be no such utility for this Kingston.

Does this mean my SSD has bits & bytes on it that will never be cleaned-up? Any way to force a cleanup given I've run this way for many months?

EDIT: Well I found a utility called ForceTrim and after it ran the Free Space on my SSD increased by maybe 3MB so maybe it did work, I dunno for sure. If anyone here has better ideas please tell.
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