Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance

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2016/12/31 12:21:28 (permalink)

Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance

Came across these articles on SSD optimizing & performance.
 
Some of the info is in German and I think the that the benefit of disabling System Restore* is debatable. 
*on my person systems System Restore has let me down every single time I needed it, but on client's systems there's been a time or two when it's been a life saver.

Optimize Windows for SSDs
 
Optimize SSD Performance
 
 

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    Re: Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance 2017/01/06 21:42:27 (permalink)
    FWIW, I'm sticking with sysrestore on, even though my boot is an SSD.
     
    It saved my butt yesterday. Somehow, I don't know if it was Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but a malware Trojan got in - disabled Window Defender, and proceeded to change search settings, weird things things show in the task tray, and so on. I brought up sysinternals process explorer..after about a minute a I tired of playing wack-a-mole trying to kill all the recurring processes. I pulled the plug on my internet connection. I went through and removed a few startup entries, and so on. Still, It bothered me that somehow the Trojan disabled Windows Defender by applying some sort of a group policy to it. Luckily, I had a good restore point from the day before.

    It's not that I can't reset my PC and reinstall all my software - all my license data and serials are is stored in multiple cloud accounts plus the software vendors themselves - it's just that it's an all damn day experience installing gigabytes of software....
     
    System restore saved my bacon - so I've decide that the wear and tear on the SSD is worth it.
     
    My project directories, temp directories and such are symbolic links to directories an a spinning-platter hard drive - that's where most of a disk drive's wear and tear comes from, anyway.
     

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    Re: Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance 2017/01/09 01:09:53 (permalink)
    System Restore... Saved my butt numerous times..

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    Re: Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance 2017/01/11 11:32:55 (permalink)
    Beware, most of those tips are 4-5 years old and many are probably obsolete by now.
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    Re: Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance 2017/01/12 14:15:35 (permalink)
    These seem to reduce writes to a drive.  The one tip I never like is messing with the page file.  It gets reset in Windows.  That one for me always seems like asking for trouble.

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    Re: Couple of interesting articles on SSD optimizing & performance 2017/01/13 09:23:03 (permalink)
    >it gets reset by Windows
    Can't say I ever had that issue.
     
    With SSD drives - if the PC has adequate RAM I'll usually set the page file size at a static 1GB or variable 200MB to 1GB for logging Crash Dumps*.  Windows will warn you it needs at least 800GB for crash dump storage if you try to set it lower or eliminate it.
     
    *That being said I've haven't bothered trying to decipher a BS dump in years. When my system blue screens its usually due to swapping audio drivers back & forth. So maybe it's more efficient to completely turn off and only switch it on if you're experiencing crashes.
     
     

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