Update. Completed job installing the SSD to replace the HDD. Did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit.
Everything went well, bracket i bought to install in 3.5" bay, i needed to drill a second hole on each side of bay due to holes did not line up.
But no problem as was made of hard plastic.
Still in process of finishing installing more software i have.
Took time for all of Windows updates i needed to put back in.
System is running good, seems fast although i have not benchmarked it yet.
I see some people mention a faster start up on there PC, not sure if it was a cold boot or a restart.
From moment i click restart till the Lock Screen came up it was around 38 seconds. Swore i saw some said it was much less. Guess could matter to what has to load at start up.
I do not have a lot of start up items enabled, could be hardware too.
Nothing went wrong with doing this, no issues what so ever.
Wondering what types of settings need to be left on or turned off, to improve life and performance of the SSD.
Research on some of this is 50/50.
Turned off Hibernation, because i do not use it, saed me a couple of Gigs.
Some research is saying to disable system restore, because of constant writes, every time you install a program or update, make any changes to system.
But i rely on system restore to save me from mistakes. Also read about turning off SuperPrefetch.
Search indexing, some say do not need it because SSD'S are faster then HDD. Some say certain searches may take longer with it disabled, some systems did not work well. I do have an External HDD hooked up all the time i know i can set indexing just for this in properties on the Drive.
Research says, Indexing was originally intended to provide quick access to a file on a hard drive (9.2ms access time). When using an SSD (.02ms access time), indexing really serves no purpose but to increase the writes to the SSD. Which read anything that keeps performing writes a lot (everyday) on SSD not so good for life of it.
Defrag, most say of course do not need to defrag a SSD. Although research says Windows will not defrag a SSD. I read Windows knows if a drive is a SSD (Windows will ask for a drive's rotational speed, and SSDs will report a speed of zero, in which case Windows will know that it's a SSD and will not do anything). Windows 8 or 8.1 Optimizes the drives, with SSD i believe optimize the TRIM leaving this active.
Schedule of "Defragment and Optimize Drives" run as it detects SSD automatically and issues TRIM at idle time to let SSD finish its work. There is nothing to worry about any settings for SSD under Windows 8.
TRIM is enable automatically on Windows 7/8.
Here's another - Advanced write caching what about this ? Some reads talk about changes to this.
Also read something about adjusting Pagefile for SSD perofrmance, now read this has to do with Virtual Memory, good for systems with not much RAM.
Now i am not familiar with tampering or changing advanced write caching/ write caching, search indexing and adjusting pagefile to do anything till i can get more answers here.
Edited by jds63, 05 August 2014 - 09:26 PM.