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Old 04-23-10, 03:17 AM   #29
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Default Re: The Official SSD Club

Some other useful information:

Given that these drives are small, you may consider disabling hibernate support and getting rid of hiberfil.sys, turning off memory paging (if you have a lot of ram) which gets rid of pagefile.sys, as well as turning off the system restore function. Or alternatively, you can relocate these to your larger magnetic hard drive. This will easily save you a good 10GB or more, depending on how much ram you have.

Also since these drives are pretty fast, you can disable things like superfetch, file indexing, etc, with an almost unnoticeable drop in search speed, while saving a ton of ram. There's a tool out there which does all of this in one step:

Last, and probably the most important, partition alignment is key to optimum performance. Partitions should be created with a block size of 4096 bytes, and should start at a byte offset evenly divisible by the same number. If you want to make sure your partition is aligned correctly, open msinfo32 and go under components > storage > disks and look for the segment containing information about your solid state drive(s). Under the field labeled "Partition Starting Offset," take this number, divide it by 4096, and if the result is an even number then your partition is aligned correctly.
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