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TweakTown's Solid State Drive Optimization Guide - Final Thoughts

The black art of setting up an SSD isn't that dark, nor is it much of an art. Chris fills us in on how to get the most out of your solid state drive.

| Guides | Posted: Feb 1, 2010 1:26 pm

Final Thoughts

 

Modern solid state drives breathe new life into aging computers and allow systems built from top shelf components to run even faster than what was once thought impossible. The slowest part of any computer is the storage subsystem and that is true with the fastest solid state drives. By raising the performance of your weakest link, you allow all other parts of your system to run at their highest potential.

 

Enthusiasts for years have run expensive RAID arrays using enterprise SCSI and later SAS hard drives to achieve a high level of performance. Today you can spend as little as 200 USD to bring home a 64GB Indilinx Barefoot solid state drive that is easily matching the same level of "smoothness" as what was once only found while running enterprise class hardware on the desktop.

 

Microsoft has done a very good job tuning Windows 7 for the performance profile of SSDs, but as is always the case with Microsoft, it is possible to make things even better. The tweaks we have shown you today will allow you to build upon what Microsoft has achieved and take the performance to the next level.

 

With any advanced system level tweaks, always keep in mind the trade that you are about to make when enable or disabling a function. These features were built into the operating system for a reason and most users should keep many of the options at their default state. That said, if you are looking to pull every last drop of performance out of your system, then take it slow and have fun tweaking!

 

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