SSD Tweaks Enable Write Caching
Turn Off the Disk Defragmenter Schedule
Disable Superfetch / Prefetch
Disable the Page File
Disable System Restore
SSD Tweak Utility Enable Write Caching
Open the Control Panel -> System and Security -> Device Manager -> expand Disk drives -> Double click on the listed storage device that you want to enable write caching for -> Click on the Polices tab -> By default, "Enable write caching on the device" is checked under the Write-caching policy section. If not, then check it -> Select (check) the "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device" box -> Click on OK -> Click on Yes to restart the computer to apply.
(Note: Turning off "Windows Write-cache Buffer Flushing on the Device" runs the risk of data loss in case of a power failure without actually shutting down the machine.) Disable indexing
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Windows Search -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK
(Note: This does not disable "searching", it disables the "search indexer")
Go to Computer -> Right click on SSD Drive -> Properties -> Uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties -> Click OK Turn Off the Disk Defragmenter Schedule
Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter -> Click on the Configure schedule button -> Uncheck the Run on a Schedule box -> Click on OK -> Close the window. Disable Disk Defragmenter
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Disk Defragmenter -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK Disable Superfetch / Disable Prefetch
Open regedit.exe and browse down to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters
Find the "EnableSuperfetch" key on the right-hand pane, rightclick it, hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK.
Find the "EnablePrefetcher" key on the right-hand pane, right click it, hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK. Disable the Page File
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Settings (Performance) -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Uncheck Automatically manage -> No paging file -> Set -> OK -> Restart your computer
(Note: If you run out of memory the program your using will crash so I setup a page file on my Data Drive.) Disable System Restore
Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> System Protection Tab -> Click Configure -> Check Turn off system protection -> Click Delete -> OK Disable Hibernate
Start Menu -> Type cmd -> Right-Click the cmd Icon -> Run as Administrator -> Type powercfg -h off -> Hit ENTER -> Type exit -> Hit ENTER
To enable type: powercfg -h on TRIM Commands
Go to the Command Prompt and type: fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0
Go to the Command Prompt and type: fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1 How do I know if TRIM is working in Windows 7?
Go to the Command Prompt and type: fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled)
DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled) SSD Tweak Utility
The SSD Tweak Utility is quite handy as it will quickly help you setup your SSD, but I still like to double check all the settings listed above. You can download the SSD Tweak Utility at either one of these locations. http://members.westnet.com.au/tarcoo...SSDTweaker.zip SSD Tweak Utility download from Guru3D.com
And you must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed. Download details: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
There have been a few updates and bug fixes so I recommend checking for updates before you start.
You can choose which tweaks you want to apply or the Utility will "Auto Tweak" for you.
If a tweak is grayed out it does not apply to your system.
If you want to apply a tweak you must un-check it. Hovering your mouse over a tweak will bring up a description of the setting.
To use the "Auto Tweak" feature you just have to click the Auto Tweak Settings button.
After clicking on the Auto Tweak Settings button a few reminder boxes may pop-up.
Your Tweaks will not be applied until you reboot the system.
You may also notice the SSD Tweak Utility making a few suggestions to speed up your system. It's telling me that disabling the Themes Service will boost performance a little.
If you like the Utility you can always make a Donation or Buy it.
If you Buy the Software it will unlock a few Advanced Features. These features do not apply to your SSD, they are Windows System adjustments.
If you click on the RAMDISK Info button it supplies you with the url to the RAMDISK Download. RAMDISK is a utility that will use a portion of your System Memory and make it function like a Physical Disk or Hard Drive. Here are a few more SSD Tweaks Move your Temporary Internet Folder to your Data Drive
Navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options
Go to the General Tab and click Settings under Browsing History.
This will bring up the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings Dialog Box.
Click on Move Folder, this brings up the Browse for Folder Dialog Box.
Select your Data Drive and click OK. Windows will create a Folder called Temporary Internet Files on your Data drive, this is a Hidden Folder so you may not see it. Move Temp and Tmp files to your Data Drive
Create a Folder on your Data Drive. You can name this folder anything you want, I named it Temp.
Navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > System
Click on Advanced System Settings, this brings up the System Properties Dialog Box.
Click on Enviroment Variables, this brings up the Enviroment Variables Box.
Highlight the Temp and Tmp variables, one at a time, in both the User and System areas. Click the Edit box and change each setting to the folder you created on your Data drive.