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Any solid reason to turn off Superfetch and Prefetch for SSD?

Microsoft or other places suggest to turn off Superfetch if you use SSD, like this one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727880 But with Superfetch and Prefetch: There isn't any access write to SSD ...
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What is the rationale behind disabling Superfetch on SSD systems?

I understand that Superfetch was designed to use RAM for caching with HDDs in mind due to their high latencies, something that SSDs don't have. However, I don't understand how an SSD could outperform ...
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SuperFetch vs. SRT. Both, or just SuperFetch?

I've looked around and haven't found an answer to my specific scenario. Building a new desktop, using the Z68 chipset, 1.5 TB Caviar Black HDD, 60 GB Agility 3 SSD. I have about 200 GB of ...
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Windows SuperFetch service for SSD + HDD mixed systems

The guides are floating around the web stating that Windows 7 automatically disables SuperFetch if it finds that disk is SSD. However, my SSD is only 60GB, and I still have 3 TB of storage on HDDs ...
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How can I make Windows 7 ReadyBoost persistent?

Is there a way to make Windows 7 to keep the ReadyBoost cache across a reboot (and not encrypt it or keep the encryption key across the reboot) - so that ReadyBoost could actually boost the boot up ...
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Intel SRT vs Superfetch

I'm about to retire my old computer, and replace it with a new Sandy Bridge build. I pretty much settled for a Z68 motherboard, but I couldn't decide if I will get solid-state drive (for use with ...
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Is SSD better than Superfetch?

So I'm building a new machine... Which configuration would give me a faster machine: 8 Gb of RAM An SSD, but with 4 Gb of ram Should I add more memory (8 Gb instead of 4Gb) to better make use of ...