Optimum configuration for SSD in Windows 7

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a new 60GB Corsair SSD with the sandforce II controller and TRIM.
I have the SATA mode in the bios set to RAID/AHCI.
How can I check to make sure Win7 is properly recognising the SSD as an SSD and thus utilising all abilities?
I also have 2x 750GB spinpoint F3's for storage.
Question by:Reece Dodds
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    Type "Command Prompt" in the search box => then right-click on the resulting "Command Prompt" and select Run as Administrator.

    In the window that opens, type the following command:

    fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

    If the result is zero, TRIM is enabled and functioning in Windows 7

    Nothing else to do.

    [If for any reason it's not a zero, post back & I'll tell you how to change it]
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    by:Reece Dodds
    tis a zero

    does this have anything to do with the enableprefetcher and enablesuperfetch values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

    because these used to be "3" but i changed them to "0" and restarted before posting this question.

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    No -- those are settings that impact how pre-fetching is done to cache items during boot with XP.    They're really obsolete with '7 ... and certainly with an SSD (where you've effectively got the entire OS "cached").
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    by:Reece Dodds
    ok.  case closed.
    cheers mate

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