Disable Superfetch & Prefetch for SSD in Windows 8 | 7

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by SLI-756, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. SLI-756

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    Utterly pointless. Superfetch doesn't even run when a SSD is detected, and prefetch is still useful and has an absolutely negligible effect on life span.
     
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    Was going to say... This thread is about disabling superfetch and prefetch with a SSD. Yet, the article SLI linked states that superfetch and prefetch are automatically disabled when w7/w8 detect a SSD. So yeah, I don't get what SLI was trying to say here.
     

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    A bit confused about the point of this thread... SLI didn't really include any info, other then the link itself.
     
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    when you go into these settings in windows you see they're still enabled.

    bo hoo hoo

    :banana:

    I see ghosts.

    it's a trap.
     
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    What if the computer has both SSD and HDD?
     
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    I'd still go ahead and do it, I used to do it when I ran a lil' ssd to speed up my hdd with intel RST.
     
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    Doesn't matter, it's still disabled.
     
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    I checked the registry entries for Superfetch & Prefetch, and found out that both are set to 3. 256GB SSD is "Drive C:" with Windows 7 HE 64-bit OS and programs. 1TB HDD is "Drive E:" is for data files, downloaded files, and backup files created by True Image for "Drive C:". Any suggestions?
     

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    I agree with others, I leave it as it is.

    An example re-freshed win8 install, everything at default.

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    Although intel RST recommends turning off windows write-cache and let RST driver do it.
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    *By each disk.
     
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    If you want to disable them, set them both to 0. If the OS and programs are on the SSD, this is where it will turn that feature off, and have 0 effect on the storage drive where the data, downloads, etc are located.

    I switch both mine to 0, for no other reason than this the recommend setting from the manufacture of the drives.

    No difference between having them default or switching them, so if you're unsure, just leave them.
     
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    everything at default but running an ssd optimizer?
    I'd imagine everything at default would imply without a ssd optimizer running.

    anyways so ya'll didn't like this thread, well you just gotta keep bashing away at it till something nice comes along is all.
    many times it's what's said in-between where the real jewels lie rather than the thread topic itself.
    but sure, next micro -guide will be sweet, :p
    not found it yet but it'll be sweet for sure. :D
     
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    Im sure on Win8 that once you have ran WinSat that it removes the Superfetch key from registry anyway doesnt it ? (Provided os drive is ssd)

    Prefetch is pretty much universally recognised by everyone as best to leave on these days even when running ssds.
     
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    Really? that thing is like a SSD health check tool, also has trim support. So your point is :grin:


    If you have Samsung SSD better delete that drive magician :p
     
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    I can see that you are trying to be indifferent, but if what they are saying is true, then they are right in saying this is pointless. If prefetch is automatically turned off for SSD's, it's better to leave it on for systems with a HDD as well. So what you posted was misleading and false. :)
     
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    lol?

    then you mother****ers should ban me and not be so noobish and at least 1 star the thread
    **** you

    sound a less indifferent now? lol
     
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    There you go ;)
     
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    Quit being a tard. Posting crap generates crap responses. Lesson learned?
     
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    By the way, W8 defragmenter will not defrag ssd. It will just trim it so leaving scheduled windows defrag on will not cause any harm to it.
     
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