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SixR
09-08-2010, 12:10 PM
My laptop should be arriving tommorow, and before I get it I'd like to know if there are any tweaks I can carry out on my SSD (128GB OCZ Vertex), and the laptop in general (Recommended programs, etc) I have read and am still going through the pages of this forum board to try and get clued up on these things, but I figured a thread wouldnt hurt :smile2:

Thanks for reading, looking forward to any help anyone can give, cheers :notworthy

Btw my OS is Windows 7, 4GB Ram, i7 620 CPU, 5870 - All on a Cevo/Sager machine :biggrin:

mangbhoy
09-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Always check first whether the original drivers and components work before doing any upgrades/updates.

SixR
09-08-2010, 02:04 PM
Ok thanks, i'll get a game on there and test it out.

Regarding Anti virus, I was just going to go with Microsoft security Essentials.

Dont know whether or not to get a utility program though :confused:

mangbhoy
09-08-2010, 04:01 PM
Ok thanks, i'll get a game on there and test it out.

Regarding Anti virus, I was just going to go with Microsoft security Essentials.

Dont know whether or not to get a utility program though :confused:

I've used Avast on my system and I've barely had problems up to the present. For some light reading:
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5413&review=2010+Free+Antivirus+Buyers+Guide
Complement it with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which is free.

Also Smart Defrag has been recommended to me before; tried it and it's lovely!

SixR
09-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Ok thanks, I'll check out Avast, and Malwarebytes. Cheers.

I've been told that defragging a SSD is a very bad idea, and it just shortens its life and speeds nothing up, saying that I have a 500GB 2nd HDD, so aslong as I can chose to only defrag that I'll check out Smart Defrag. Thanks again.

powerpack
09-08-2010, 08:27 PM
Don't defrag a SSD. I think mang was just distracted on that sort of a more general suggestion. That said only defrag HDD's.

I just switched to MSE from AVG free. I can't tell you much as both work fine. But I would do well with nothing as I use common sense. That said I like the the completeness of MES in all areas vs the AVG free only being certain areas. I do not know Avast well but if the free version does not offer complete protection and only virus I would go MSE.

I know of many free apps I use to monitor temps and bench and just do a lot. If you want post back that, that is what you want. I mean for many they are useless but for me fun to play with or PM me.

mangbhoy
09-09-2010, 04:14 AM
Don't defrag a SSD. I think mang was just distracted on that sort of a more general suggestion. That said only defrag HDD's.

My bad :D 10 char

SmogHog
10-16-2010, 11:04 PM
2 FREE Programs I highly recommend!

SSD Tweaker:

Even though the Internet provides us with numerous tips and tricks for SSD hard drives, it can still take us long hours of research for correctly setting up an SSD drive.

Now with the SSD Tweaker you can adjust Windows settings in seconds:
· Windows Indexing Service
· System Restore
· Windows Defrag
· Use Large System Cache
· Ntfs Memory Usage
· Disable 8.3 Filenames
· Disable Date Stamping
· Disable Boot Tracing
· Windows Prefetcher
· Windows Vista Superfetch
· Windows Services

http://majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html

TCP Optimizer:
TCP Optimizer is an "Internet Accelerator" which helps to dramatically boost your Internet speed. It optimizes Internet-related settings on your end of the connection (your PC), allowing for faster thoroughput.

The program works with any Internet connection, from dialup to leased lines. It is a completely free program that supports all current Windows versions, and it can improve Internet speed as much as 200% at no additional cost to you. It is completely legal, and often recommended by ISPs as a tool to troubleshoot and optimize internet connections.

The SG TCP Optimizer works best for optimizing broadband Internet connections, however it will work for dial-up and LANs to a degree. Note that it is a program that optimizes your end of the connection, and you will still be dependent on the feed that your ISP provides.

http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

SmogHog
10-17-2010, 06:19 PM
Two free programs I highly recommend.

SSD Tweaker for your SSD and TCP Optimizer for your Internet.

Both can be downloaded from majorgeeks.com

SmogHog
10-19-2010, 01:23 AM
Try SSD Tweaker for improving your SSD performance
http://majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html

and

TCP OPtimizer for your Internet.
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

SmogHog
01-28-2011, 08:26 PM
SSD Tweaker upadated to version 1.8.2


SSD Tweaker for Windows


Optimize Windows XP, Vista and 7 for SSD Drives With all the advice online for SSD hard drives it can take hours of research and fiddling to properly setup your SSD drive. Now with this little app you can Tweak Windows 2K/XP/Vista & 7 including x64 in seconds.



http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads/SSDTweaker.JPG



SSD Tweaker Lets you Tweak the following:

Windows Services (Pro Only)
Query and Set Windows 7 TRIM Status (Pro Only)
Experimental TRIM Optimization (Pro Only)
Hibernation Settings (Pro Only)
Use Large System Cache
Ntfs Memory Usage
Disable 8.3 Filenames
Disable Date Stamping
Disable Boot Tracing
Windows Prefetcher
Windows Vista Superfetch
Windows Indexing Service
System Restore
Windows Defrag
http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?Name=SSD%20Tweaker (http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?Name=SSD%20Tweaker)

acheronx1
01-28-2011, 08:50 PM
This program seemed to do a few things other people suggested otherwise.

But I found for the most part, it really helped speed up the system.

SmogHog
02-08-2011, 09:45 PM
SSD Tweaker updated to version 1.9.0

http://elpamsoft.com/

SmogHog
02-19-2011, 12:49 AM
SSD Tweaker updated to version 1.9.1

http://elpamsoft.com/ (http://elpamsoft.com/)

SmogHog
05-12-2011, 07:04 AM
SSD Tweaker updated to version 1.9.4

http://elpamsoft.com/ (http://elpamsoft.com/)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html

the1laf
05-12-2011, 06:38 PM
Old thread, but this is what I did....

SSD Tweaks...
http://thessdreview.com/Forums/ssd-optimization-guide/209.htm

Windows 7 Tweaks...
http://windows7themes.net/speed-up-windows-7.html

Windows 7 Registry Tweaks....
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9152319/Windows_7_tweaks_3_Registry_edits_to_speed_perform ance?taxonomyId=89&pageNumber=1

These got me down from a 23-25 sec. to a 12 second boot time with my V3.

scar
05-12-2011, 08:06 PM
How the hell do you get a 12 second boot time?? I have nothing but the bear essentials starting on bootup and I get 15 seconds. I've done all the tweaks too. :(

the1laf
05-12-2011, 08:34 PM
How the hell do you get a 12 second boot time?? I have nothing but the bear essentials starting on bootup and I get 15 seconds. I've done all the tweaks too. :(

I can't give you a full run down of what I did to be honest, I did a backup and then spent a whole day googling Windows 7 tweaks.
It's a consistent 12 with CoreTemp starting at boot. I disabled it and some other stuff hoping to get 11 but to no avail... :wideeyed:
http://i54.tinypic.com/rhtilf.jpg

the1laf
05-12-2011, 08:38 PM
Scar, do you have the Windows Scene at boot?

scar
05-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Nope. Yeah, I saw your pic in another thread, I dunno what else I can tweak, I tweaked everything I could, lol.

the1laf
05-12-2011, 09:29 PM
Sorry, I don't know what to say... other than "Spaceships are faster than Sager" lol jk
I'm not even at 500Mbps with my V3... I've been told this is normal for the average tweaker... I can gain another 20Mbps Seq. Read if I go in safe mode...
http://i55.tinypic.com/2s67ztk.jpg

scar
05-12-2011, 10:21 PM
http://imageshack.us/f/848/cdm.jpg/http://imageshack.us/f/848/cdm.jpg/

scar
05-12-2011, 10:37 PM
Did you use a program like Boot Timer to time your startup or did you time it yourself? Only thing I can think of, is if you did time it yourself AND you have a password at logon, you took off extra time. Otherwise, I guess your laptop is just better than mine. :(

the1laf
05-12-2011, 11:45 PM
No hand timing, just boot timer without a login, and don't give me that BS about who's is better; I build a speed demon that's actually as fast as it looks, you built a portable power house... two completely different machines. :yes:

scar
05-13-2011, 12:06 AM
Haha, ok, fair enough!

SmogHog
05-13-2011, 11:44 PM
NOTE: To install Win7 on a SSD only have the SSD and DVD/CD connected, do not have any other hard drives connected. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot off the DVD/USB. After you get your OS installed set your BIOS back to boot off the SSD. After you get your OS running fine off your SSD then you can hookup the rest of your Hard Drives.

If you need to set bios to IDE in order to have the SSD recognized then Change from IDE to AHCI Mode after Windows 7 Installation


I think that the installer doesn't align it properly to begin with. Here's a method that was recently taught to me that I guarantee will work perfectly to properly align a solid state drive:




(5) Check and see if there is an Update to the FIRMWARE of you SSD and Update if necessary.
To make things easy, disconnect all other drives (but leave any optical disc drives connected)
Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see the "Install now" button, click "Repair your computer"
You'll see a little window named "System Recovery Options" appear that searches for Windows installations.
When it finishes, you will see a dialog box. Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.", and then click Next.
Click "Command Prompt"
Type diskpart to load DiskPart
Type list disk
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets)
If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition.
Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean.
Type create partition primary align=1024
Type format quick fs=ntfs
It will appear like it's going to take forever, but then like 5-10 seconds later, it suddenly finishes, jumping straight from 0% to 100%.
Type active
Type list partition to see your creation.
Type exit
Type exit
Click Restart
Boot from the DVD again and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation.
Immediately after installing Windows:

(1) Turn Off Hibernation File: Type cmd in search, right click cmd symbol that comes up and choose "run as administrator". Type “powercfg -h off” and press enter.

OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED SHORT STROKE DRIVE 25%: control panel/administrative tools/computer management/storage/disk management/ right click on C drive/ shrink volume follow instructions to shrink volume shrink so you have 25% unallocated space minimum. Helps drive maintain its self at higher performance and helps overall drive life.

(2) OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Turn off paging file: control panel/ system/advanced system settings/performance settings/advanced/virtual memory/change click no paging file, click set, apply, ok. (Restart later) Note: if you want to use a paging file for some reason set the minimum size to 1000mb and the maximum size to 1000mb. (Restart Later)

(3) OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Turn off system protection: control panel/ system/system protection make sure all drives are off especially C. You can make system images so system protection is just a giant waste of disk space.

(4) Turn off drive indexing: Right click all drives and uncheck drive indexing, click apply (ignore all when comes up) Also go to windows storage manager select the system reserved partition right click uncheck drive indexing, click apply (ignore all when comes up).

(5) OPTIONAL: Turn off Recycle Bin or reduce in size.

(6) Turn Off Reliability Monitor: Admin tools, open task scheduler. expand task scheduler library, then Microsoft, then Windows. Scroll down and click on RAC. Go to the top and select View then show hidden tasks IF RACTASK is not showing. Right click on RacTask and select disable. To re-enable it, you right click it and select enable.
Here is the good part.... disabling it stops it from PROCESSING reliability data and errors for reliability viewer. The data is still collected in the logs, just stored efficiently. You can re-enable it and see the reliability stuff when U wish. Disabling it saved RAM and some drive churning until U need to look at it.

(7) Set the power state to high performance and set the machine to never sleep, HDD power down to OFF (off is before 1 minute).

(8) Disable SuperFetch: Type regedit in search, click on symbol then go HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchPerameters right click EnableSuperfetch hit modify and change to 0 and hit OK. (NOTE: alot of people also disable prefetch as well as superfetch but i find system runs better with prefetch enabled).

(9) Enable Large System Cache: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management right click LargeSystemCache hit modify and change to 1 and hit OK.

(10) Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\FileSystem right click NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation hit modify and change to 1 and hit OK then right click NtfsMemoryUsage hit modify and change to 2 and hit OK.

(11) Disable SuperFetch in services: Go to Control Panel select Administrative Tools\Services double click SuperFetch select startup type as disabled then click ok.

(12) While in Services double click Disk Defragmenter select startup type as disabled then click ok.

Now Restart Your System For The First Time then:

(1) Install Chipset Drivers.

(2) Use win7 native AHCI (Will be automatically installed by windows during installation) driver for AMD. Use the newest Intel RST driver (Download and install after windows installation. Note INTEL Chipset Drivers should be installed first then RST driver.)for INTEL systems.

(3) RESTART

(4) Enable windows write back catching on C drive: right click C drive/hardware/your drive/ properties/change settings/policies/ check turnoff windows write-caching buffer flushing.......................


This will prevent Windows 7's installer from creation that 100MB partition, and it will also be properly aligned!

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-win-7-ssds-setup-secrets.html

SmogHog
05-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Use Parted Magic

Secure Erase With bootable CD/USB Linux.. Point and Click Method

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?81321-Secure-Erase-With-bootable-CD-USB-Linux..-Point-and-Click-Method&highlight=Secure+Erase+from+Linux+on+USB

http://partedmagic.com/doku.php


Also see

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

scar
05-18-2011, 02:09 PM
the1laf, do you LOGIN in 11 seconds or get to the desktop in 11 seconds? The first number (login) in Boot Timer for me gets 9 seconds and the second (to desktop) is 15.

the1laf
05-18-2011, 02:16 PM
the1laf, do you LOGIN in 11 seconds or get to the desktop in 11 seconds? The first number (login) in Boot Timer for me gets 9 seconds and the second (to desktop) is 15.

I never made it down to 11, 12 sec. was the best I could get. 9 seconds to login, 12 seconds to desktop. There's a 1 second wait at login that I can't seem to get rid of... :wideeyed:

scar
05-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Ah, gotcha.

the1laf
05-28-2011, 09:08 PM
Scar I think I have if figured out, are you using Bootracer v2.3 or v3.1?:p
When my spaceship crashed (on Friday the 13th) with the windows 7 service pack I reinstalled everything except I changed from v2.3 to v3.1 and never could get lower than 15 seconds... even with a 8 sec. logon time!
I was at war with it finally deciding to get rid of the stupid hourglass in the corner and deal with my 15-16 sec. boot time when i installed v2.3 again... cleaned up my desktop and i'm back at a consistent 12 second boot...
Now i just have to get my logon time back to 8 sec. and i'll have an 11 second speed demon... :D

scar
05-28-2011, 09:45 PM
Makes sense. I am in fact using 3.1. I'm gonna try 2.3 now.

scar
05-28-2011, 09:54 PM
Good call. I got a 14 seconds to desktop this time, and an 8 second login time. Maybe the Vertex 3 boots a tiny bit faster than the Intel.

the1laf
05-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Good call. I got a 14 seconds to desktop this time, and an 8 second login time. Maybe the Vertex 3 boots a tiny bit faster than the Intel.

Glad it works for you too, the difference between the two is probably what's shown in the SSD benchmarks. :yes:
I can sleep tonight knowing that everything is back to the way it was before the crash, you don't know how much those extra few seconds bothered me because i knew it should do better lol... :-/

SmogHog
06-17-2011, 07:02 PM
With the storage space offered on traditional HDDs, SSDs can leave a bit to be desired. Making matters worse are the Windows hibernation mode and pagefile, responsible for hogging at least 8GB (22GB in my case) of your precious SSD space. We're taking a look at the caveats of disabling both, and discuss the fixes.

two simple files in the root folder (C:\) that in all regards could be considered hogs: hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys. The pagefile is of course expected, but it's not one I considered up to this point. After all, with 12GB of RAM, a pagefile has limited use.

hiberfil.sys is the file that saves the current OS image to disk for the sake of using the hibernation mode. If you don't ever use hibernation, but instead use sleep or simply turn off your PC, then that file becomes nothing more than a space-eater, and a big one at that.


http://techgage.com/articles/storage/disable_hibernation/ssd_optimization_01_thumb.jpg (http://techgage.com/viewimg/?img=/articles/storage/disable_hibernation/ssd_optimization_01.png&desc=SSD Optimization - Disabling Hibernation and Pagefile)

Generally, a pagefile in Windows will be the same size as the system RAM. Have 8GB of RAM? Your pagefile.sys file will be just about the same. The file's purpose is to act as a cache to speed up performance, but if equipped with a lot of RAM and also an SSD, the need for it in most cases, is nil, and thus can be removed.

There are a couple of caveats with this, however. Your pagefile.sys is what stores all of the information that gets echoed into a system log file after a crash. If the pagefile is either disabled or stored on another drive, specific information will not be stored. In the event of the pagefile being moved or disabled, and you experience continuous crashes that should be logged, it will take little effort to reactivate the file temporarily.

On a big hard drive, the need to disable or move the pagefile almost doesn't exist, because hard drives can store a lot more than an SSD at this point in time. 12GB means nothing on a 500GB drive, but it does mean something on a 120GB drive, especially when Windows itself can take about 15GB on its own. You have a couple of options:

Disable the pagefile.
Limit the size of the pagefile.
Move the pagefile to an alternate drive.
If your PC is equipped with a lot of RAM, 8GB or more, disabling the pagefile might not be a bad idea. But, if you are a super-heavy multi-tasker, another option is to move the file off of the SSD to a hard drive in the system, or limit how large it can become. In my case, I'm keeping the pagefile on the same drive, but configuring it to start out at 16MB and top out at 4GB. Since doing this, I have yet to see the pagefile grow larger than 16MB.

Modifying the Pagefile
To access the pagefile (or virtual memory) configuration, you can click the Start menu and type in 'advanced' into the field, and when "View advanced system settings" appears, click it. Another way to get here is to right-click Computer in your Start menu, right-click it and go to Properties, and then access the option to the left. Once loaded, click on the Settings button under the Performance section, and then click on Advanced. Under the Virtual memory section, click on Change. You'll see a screen like this:


http://techgage.com/articles/storage/disable_hibernation/ssd_optimization_02.png

Here, you can see that I have disabled the option to have Windows automatically manage the pagefile size, and instead set it to start out at 16MB and cap at 4GB. For me, this has worked out well, as the pagefile so far hasn't been touched at all. Another option, as mentioned, would be to disable paging on the C: entirely, and instead have Windows create one on another drive. Just be warned that if the pagefile does get accessed on a hard drive, it might result in some slower performance, but I believe that noticing the performance difference would be near impossible.

For those with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, or less, I might recommend keeping the pagefile on the C:, but still change both the initial and maximum sizes. There's no need of a pagefile using up many gigabytes when it serves no purpose.

Disabling Hibernation
That takes care of one problem. What about hibernation? Hibernation, in the simplest terms, stores the current OS image to the hard drive, allowing the PC to be put into a powered-off state while retaining the ability to resume from where you left off. This is a bit different than sleep, which does the same sort of thing, but stores the OS image to the RAM. Sleep draws some power from the socket, however, although it's minimal. It also doesn't require the need for a huge file to be stored on the hard drive.
Unfortunately, while a pagefile can be located on a non-OS drive, the hiberfil.sys file can't be. It's OS drive or bust, so if you do use hibernate, then you're effectively stuck with this monolithic file. For those who don't use it (like me), it can be disabled with one simple step. Open up a command-line by typing "cmd" into the run line or Start menu field and once opened, type in 'powercfg -h off' without quotes.


http://techgage.com/articles/storage/disable_hibernation/ssd_optimization_03.png
Couldn't be easier. Once that's done, the hiberfil.sys file on the C: drive will cease to exist, freeing up precious space on your SSD. In my case, reducing the pagefile size and disabling hibernation restored a staggering 22GB. When we're talking about a 120GB SSD, that's not minor. I went from having 20GB free to having 42GB free. Much, much better.

So, if you have an SSD and want to get the most out of it by getting rid of two things you might not even use, spending a couple of minutes fixing the problems can really pay off.

http://techgage.com/article/disabling_windows_pagefile_hibernation_to_reclaim_ ssd_space/

SmogHog
07-24-2011, 07:50 PM
SSD Tweaker 1.9.6 released

http://elpamsoft.com/

http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads/SSDTweaker.JPG

SSD Tweaker Lets you Tweak the following:

Windows Services (Pro Only)
Query and Set Windows 7 TRIM Status (Pro Only)
Experimental TRIM Optimization (Pro Only)
Hibernation Settings (Pro Only)
Use Large System Cache
Ntfs Memory Usage
Disable 8.3 Filenames
Disable Date Stamping
Disable Boot Tracing
Windows Prefetcher
Windows Vista Superfetch
Windows Indexing Service
System Restore
Windows Defrag

scar
07-30-2011, 09:13 PM
Floated this thread because I feel it's pretty important!

mobilegamer
07-31-2011, 03:11 AM
also a point to note: hybernate and sleep modes, account for 99% of ssd drive failures, they fail when these modes are used and then you go to turn the system back on it fails to give enough power to the ssd fast enough and WHAM, dead ssd.

i got this info off google research on how to properly use an ssd, everyone insists that if you dont want a dead ssd, never ever sleep or hibernate it.

SmogHog
08-01-2011, 06:15 PM
SSD Tweaker 1.9.7 released

http://elpamsoft.com/ (http://elpamsoft.com/)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html

Changelog :

Added Support for "AlwaysUnloadDLL"
Added Support for "DisablePagingExecutive"
Added more error checking and handling for diagnose error "System.InvalidOperationException"

SmogHog
08-07-2011, 07:29 PM
SSD Tweaker 1.9.8 released

http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?Name=SSD%20Tweaker (http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?Name=SSD%20Tweaker)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html (http://www.majorgeeks.com/SSD_Tweaker_d6382.html)

Video:
http://www.softoxi.com/ssd-tweaker-v...reenshots.html (http://www.softoxi.com/ssd-tweaker-video-trailer-screenshots.html)

SmogHog
09-15-2011, 11:38 PM
There's a problem with SMART temperature monitoring of SSDs in many programs that use it for reporting.

Be aware that each manufacturer implements SMART differently.

In error,SSD temperatues may be reported at 100C / 212F or higher.

Acronis Drive Monitor is one program that reports SSD temperaters at 100C.

PerfectDisk in their latest version also have a SMART monitor and that it disables temperature reporting for a SSD in the GUI.

SmogHog
11-14-2011, 07:45 PM
The SSD Tweaker program has been updated to v1.9.9

Elpamsoft.com - Home of the SSD Tweaker for Windows (http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx)

SmogHog
12-22-2011, 07:53 PM
Makes sense. I am in fact using 3.1. I'm gonna try 2.3 now.

BoorRacer 3.8 has been released.

http://www.greatis.com/bootracer/


Also check out Anvi Storage Utilities Beta 9 to benchmark your SSD.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?273661-Anvil-s-Storage-Utilities

SmogHog
12-23-2011, 07:13 PM
SSD Tweaker 2.0.1 released

http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?...%20Tweaker_Pro (http://elpamsoft.com/Downloads.aspx?Name=SSD%20Tweaker_Pro)

"Error something like "0x0000135"
This just means that you dont have the .Net Framework installed.

gaidin43
05-11-2012, 08:32 PM
I am looking to add an SSD to my new np 9130 once I receive it. I have done all sorts of installs and tweaks, but I am just confirming that these tweaks are still valid.

SmogHog
05-11-2012, 10:01 PM
I am looking to add an SSD to my new np 9130 once I receive it. I have done all sorts of installs and tweaks, but I am just confirming that these tweaks are still valid.

here's a good starting point.

http://thessdreview.com/category/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/

SmogHog
05-17-2012, 07:54 PM
The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned 05/16/12

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/

The SSD Optimization Guide consists of several optimizations that will increase the longevity and performance of your SSD, these ranging from very simple to somewhat advanced in nature. All optimizations have been laid out in a very easily understandable format, and many with detailed explanations as to reasoning for that ‘tweak’.