Published on 27th August 2009 by
Originally Posted by rembo666I don't know if it's ever a good idea to turn off your page file. That can lead to some really funky problems.
Originally Posted by Omnituens
Only had time to breifly glance at this - you say TrueImage is a good bit of software, but it refuses to image my drive, doesn't bring up any useful error message other than "Failed". Was hoping to image the drive so I can try out Win7, and return to WinXP 64 if I hated it.
Originally Posted by leexgx
All going to be pointless soon any way if your an windows 7 user with 1 Firmware update (when they get it working) you have TRIM command sent to the SSD so it can do it later on when its idle (but sooner then self heal, as Self heal fails when drive has been filled to the point it runs out of space as it does not recover on its own doing an full format on windows 7 with Trim support Sends the Trim command to the SSD it self that supports it so no more low level format)
Originally Posted by wharrad
Interesting point about superfetch. I would have thought that even though SSD's are a lot fast than the traditional hard disk - say 250MB/s, they're still slower than RAM at around 5,000MB/s. Surely for performance reasons you'd want to keep that enabled?
Originally Posted by leexgxwe left a badly thrashed drive, how is that done (just fill the drive to the point it has no free space 2-3 times as doing that once norm requires and HDDerase to bring the drive back to good speed)
superfetch, prefetchers and defrag (on my system on windows 7 only superfetch turned off auto), off maybe page file if you got a lot of ram more then 4gb, page file is hardly used system logs and other things windows and web site use does a lot more (but i got 8gb of ram so i can have it off or just set it to 500mb to an HDD to keep apps happy)
Originally Posted by Baz
Self Heal (AKA garbage collection) as it is right now (on the Samsung drives) is very poor (we left a badly thrashed drive idle over night to discover it had recovered a whole 10MB/s average read speed....at the cost of 10MB/s write speed!).
Originally Posted by shaffaaf27which version of acronis are you using?
Originally Posted by BazThat's why we also say that if you hit those problems, to move it to a second drive instead.
Originally Posted by mremulatorOne of the most important things (not mentioned in this article) to do before installing the OS on a SSD is to align the drive
Originally Posted by IT TrollMicrosoft recommend that you leave the pagefile on the SSD
Originally Posted by technogiant Couple of questions on this...firstly instead of turning off pagefile could you not just make a small partition on the ssd to be purely used for page file so it doesnt mess up the rest of your drive?
Secondly would you have to use the secure erase software that was suggested in the article...I regularly use "Eraser" to securely delete important stuff and that doesn't need the shenanekins as described above...I would just run it from a second OS on a separate HDD? Reading some of the previous comments I'm not sure if I should use "Eraser" on an ssd?
Originally Posted by -EVRE-I just bought a Crucial 64gb m225 disk based on Baz's comments on this forum. I'm going to put it in my laptop in place of its dead/ dieing 3 year old 7200rpm 80gb drive.
its a 3 year old Asus s96j using a Core Duo and 2gb of ram, I have a few concerns that caught up with me later in the day.
1. Is my laptop's bios even going to support it? *how would I know/ find out?
2. Is using a 32bit OS (Win7 RC in this case) going to affect it vs a 64bit OS?
3. Only having 2gb or ram, what should I do about my pagefile? Should I be concerned?
4. All in all, is getting an SSD for this aging laptop a mistake? Should I just plop a 160gig 5400rpm disk in it for $60 instead?
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