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Best settings for SSD

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  • Windows 8
  • Evo
  • Samsung
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April 6, 2014 10:41:56 AM

So I put an SSD in my rig (Samsung 840 Evo as my OS drive) and I've noticed one or two installs just hang midway through and their CPU usage goes down to 0 like the computer's forgotten about them. IT's only done it when using disc based media (but not for every install)

Also, what are the best settings to set my SSD to, I've set it for best performance

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a b * Windows 8
April 6, 2014 11:05:13 AM

First check to see if your SSD's sectors are properly aligned. If you installed Win7 clean on a new SSD, it was taken care of for you through the installation pgm.

Next check out this guide for performance improvements an some tips to keep the SSD from writing itself to an early death:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-...
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April 6, 2014 11:36:12 AM

it was windows 8 which clean installed on to it. I seemed to get different issues with each install of 8 :/ 
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April 6, 2014 11:42:37 AM

I'm running Windows 8 so would I just run WinSAT?
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a b * Windows 8
April 6, 2014 12:53:17 PM

WinSAT won't align sectors. That has to be done before/during the Win install. But if you didn't do a Win8 clone from HDD to SSD, your sectors should be aligned already. You can check the alignment several ways. This explains one way: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/113967-ssd-alignme...

If you did a clean Win8 install to a new SSD, check out this tutorial to see if you forgot anything: http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-inst...
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April 6, 2014 3:01:00 PM

This is unrelated, but does anyone know why Hybrid Shutdown (a.k.a. Fast Start) triggers Event 41s at every shutdown. It's done it with every install of 8 and every hardware upgrade/hard drive change. The only way to stop it is to turn off fast start

What I mean is, it will shut down normally, but add an Event 41 to the logs
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April 7, 2014 9:48:48 AM

Boot times are still kind of slow. It takes 50 seconds to go from off completely to logged in. That's with Fast Start off. With it on it blazes through it and halves the time almost, but it also generates an E41 in the process O_o
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a c 417 * Windows 8
April 7, 2014 12:42:44 PM

unplanned bacon said:
Boot times are still kind of slow. It takes 50 seconds to go from off completely to logged in. That's with Fast Start off. With it on it blazes through it and halves the time almost, but it also generates an E41 in the process O_o

Best check your OS installation for errors
First try System File Checker
Winkey plus 'X'
Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
Type sfc /scannow then Enter

It finds and fixes errors in Windows, but doesn't always report them. Run it and see if the fault disappears after re-booting your system
If corrupt files are found that can’t be fixed, try

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth (Observe spaces before /)

Re-run SFC

To view CBS Log

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

Search C drive for sfcdetails.txt or navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and scroll down

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All you need to know about your SSD

http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-gui...


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