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Old 07-25-10, 11:13 AM   #109
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quick question i was reading on things for SSD drives and they say its good to turn all this stuff off but does it really matter anymore with the new SSD drives

* Drive indexing disabled. (useless for SSD anyway, because access times are so low).
* Prefetch disabled.
* Superfetch disabled
* Defrag disabled.
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Old 07-25-10, 11:30 AM   #110
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quick question i was reading on things for SSD drives and they say its good to turn all this stuff off but does it really matter anymore with the new SSD drives

* Drive indexing disabled. (useless for SSD anyway, because access times are so low).
* Prefetch disabled.
* Superfetch disabled
* Defrag disabled.
Pagefile is another one you may want to disable.
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Old 07-25-10, 11:40 AM   #111
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does it really going to change anything if i do all this?
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Old 07-25-10, 12:49 PM   #112
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quick question i was reading on things for SSD drives and they say its good to turn all this stuff off but does it really matter anymore with the new SSD drives

* Drive indexing disabled. (useless for SSD anyway, because access times are so low).
* Prefetch disabled.
* Superfetch disabled
* Defrag disabled.
I would do it. Just use SSD Tweaker, click recommended settings, and reboot.

I didn't disable my pagefile - I just made it significantly smaller than the Windows default in order to save space.
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Old 07-28-10, 12:47 PM   #113
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Well I decided to join the club because I felt left out. That and I wanted an SSD!

Getting this SSD from Corsair because its a decent size and price and it's gotten a lot of good reviews. I'm actually building a whole new computer this weekend, doing SLI 460's so I'm pretty excited.
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Old 07-28-10, 12:59 PM   #114
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have my SSD's ready to go once the rest of the computer is done.

So would there be any changes of stuff to disable for the drive if they where raided together?
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I would just research the best practices for keeping the drive performance up to standards since there still isn't any TRIM support for RAID arrays. I would imagine you'd have to backup/wipe/replace your data every so often to keep it going smoothly?
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Possibly but I am not sure. I have done some looking around the internet and it seems that while not 100% optimal it will still be faster than a single disc. Its also cheaper to get a ~200GB SSD drive out of 3 smaller ones rather than 1 large one.

The plan was to just use the MB raid controller which worked fine with the Raptors in my last PC, but with the SSD's I might use a dedicated RAID card. I think I have a PCI-e 4x 4 port card that is not being used that I can throw in there. I have not tried to boot form that card before though.
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Keep us posted! I'm definitely interested in grabbing another 120GB Corsair Force when I go to my next major upgrade sometime in 2011.
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In the last month I've begun to notice slow downs with my Intel SSD. It hasn' been trimmed in probably 3+ months (maybe even more) so that's probably a big reason why. The funny thing is slow for this SSD is like a fresh load on a Mechanical drive in terms of speed.

Gonna have to reinstall the MS AHCI driver tonight and run the ssd toolbox and see if that helps.
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Turns out the raid card I had is a PCI card and not a PCI-e card. I think I will see how the MB route goes. If I don't like it I can always get a raid card.

I won't be at the software stage of my build until probably Sunday.
my rig still looks like this:

Missing some connections to finish the return loop, and nothing has power or data lines yet.
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Finally got my SSDs installed. So far the system does seem noticeably snappiers. Now to get all my data and programs back up and running.
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