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]]> By: Milind R Fri, 17 May 2013 10:41:38 +0000 I rather prefer this kind of tech to be unreliable this way. They are cheap enough in small sizes to be affordable every year.

Average users are not the only kind of users. If they want to use an SSD, they can learn what should be done for using it best. I don’t see why it will be any nicer when they are ready for “consumer usage”. They will probably be locked down and void of any real tweakability just for that purpose. I say, let it stay unreliable enough that it’s not a fit-it-forget-it solution. Keeps products exciting, and innovation going.

By: Cesar Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:47:27 +0000 I wish to know the same. Any way, I’ll try to follow this as much as possible for now. Searching for .log and *log files will be the periodic and hard part to maintain, as the system keep evolving and changing … I wonder how much this is important.

]]> By: Krayzar Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:21:07 +0000 While I agree with you that disabling the page file isn’t a great idea in most cases, I don’t agree with your broad assertion that “This article is full of misinformation”.

What else do you view in this article as misinformed?

On the page file in general, I personally use my laptop’s SD card slot as page file storage and it works quite well with a high speed SD card. This solution may not work for everyone I realize.

By: Trevor Sullivan Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:58:58 +0000 This article is full of misinformation. Disabling the paging file is pretty much asking for problems, and moving it to a mechanical drive is wasting the whole point of having a SSD.

Let me be quite clear: the page file is used quite regularly, EVEN if you have 32GB of RAM or more.

By: Trevor Sullivan Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:57:16 +0000 Don’t disable your paging file. Just leave it alone, and it will work fine.

]]> By: Endy Tjahjono Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:13:13 +0000 Is this article still valid for Windows 8?

]]> By: joe silverman Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:46:34 +0000 i just ran f”sutil behavior query disabledeletenotify” on my laptop with SSD and it returned “Disable Delete Notify = 0” Then i ran in on my laptop with a standard sata disk drive (not SSD) and it gave me the same result.. so leaves me confused about how accurate that result it.

I just put in a samsung 256GB 830 series .. which seem to be the highest rated (at least on new egg and amazon) and it seems to be running hot. Fan runs at high speed, then my laptop periodically shuts off to avoid overheating. Not sure if its just a faulty drive. This happens consistently when watching YouTube / CNN video online. Joe

By: Tom Wijsman Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:20:23 +0000 Chris: You’re better of creating a memory cache to place such folders on than a SSD, I don’t think there’s any benefit at a SSD for write-once read-only-a-few things. AppData, Cache and Temp are exactly the folders you can just keep in memory…

]]> By: Chris Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:04:26 +0000 I just got a Samsung 830 and am wondering how concerned I should be beyond performing basic optimizations that the software that comes with the SSD takes care of (trim/defrag/etc). I have considered using a junction to offload my c:\users directory to my d: drive. However, if space isn’t the issue how worried should we be about all our appdata, cache, and temp files affecting reliability on our SSD. Aren’t we negating some of the benefits of these oft used files by placing them on the hdd? According to Samsung the 830 has a lifespan of 16 years with a daily write of 50gb. If all we expect is 3 or 4 years maybe it’s time to relax.