06-13-2011 08:31 PM
I would like to get other's thoughts on tweaking Win7 to optimize the MXT. I'm using SSD Tweaker to get this done: SSD Tweaker
Since Win7 doesn't classify this drive as an SSD, you are actually allowed to still have a ReadyBoost device, unlike when you have a standard SSD. Also, since the MXT only uses the NAND for Read ops, should certain Win7 tweaks be used differently from a standard SSD?
N-Clear Pagefile at Shutdown
N-Disable Large System Cache
N-Limit NTFS Memory Usage
N-NTFS 8.3 Name Creation (16Bit)
N-Enable File Date Stamping
N-Enable Boot Tracing
Windows Vista Superfetch-Disabled
N-Windows Vista Indexing Service
06-14-2011 07:11 AM - edited 06-14-2011 07:32 AM
The Momentus XT is not an SSD. Unless you only put about 4GB of data on the disk (the SSD portion for this version of the Momentus XT), disabling superfetch/prefetch may have negative performance implications. If any file is not in the 4GB SSD portion, the disk will be slower to retrieve them than if those services were turned on.
Also, you will want to make sure you still defrag the Momentus XT. You may want to dial back the frequency in which a defrag occurs, but you will still want to defrag the drive as it will also become fragmented over time. Of course, the SSD portion will not have a problem with fragmented files, it will be the files that fall outside that range which will suffer when accessed.