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TweakTown's Solid State Drive Optimization Guide (Page 5)

By Chris Ramseyer on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:26 am CST - 1 min, 20 secs reading time for this page

Windows 7 Optimizations

Luckily for us Windows 7 detects the presence of SSDs on installation and makes a couple of tweaks right from the start. After that you can choose to do things the easy way and get a nice performance boost while being safe, or you can go balls to the wall and get "overclocker" level performance. Let's start out with the basics.

SSD Tweak Utility

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 just seconds.

- Supports Vista & 7 UAC

Let's you Tweak the following:

• 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

Download and more information here.

I really like SSD Tweak Utility because it allows us to make the most common tweaks very quickly. Let's have a look at the software.

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The main page is filled with your most common settings. Some of the Windows services can't be controlled with a simple checkbox in the software, but SSD Tweak Utility has an area where you can click on Defrag and System Restore. Once clicked the software will take you to where you need to be to turn those services off.

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The Advanced Settings area in the software is where you will find some of the uncommon tweaks. Here you can decide if you would like to disable these features easily with just one click each.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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