Hey everyone, I've recently purchased an SSD for my boot drive and I've already done quite a lot of reading, but I seem to just find more and more information so I just want to make sure I've covered the important steps to make sure my SSD is running as fast as possible.
-Updated motherboard bios
-Updated SSD firmware
-Switched to AHCI, then installed win7
-Updated chipset drivers
-ensured that TRIM was on/active
is there anything I am missing? Is NCQ something that is automatically 'on' if your mobo/chipset supports it, or do I need to manually enable it?
Should I download the intel ssd toolbox, or does TRIM make that unnecessary?
tecmo34, who is one of the veterans here, wrote an article describing how to tweak Windows 7 for use with a solid state drive. The article won 1st prize in a contest at computing.net, which is a sister site of Tom's Hardware.
Part 6: I've read other references stating 4GB is the cut off but all recommend monitoring your usage before doing so. I don't disagree with Tom's article to a point & moving to a different drive is an option
Parts 8 & 11: I've reviewed what I did, a couple other similar "tweak" pages and all seem to confirm what I've listed is correct.