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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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Force Windows to cache executables without running them?

Is there a way to force Windows to pre-load certain EXE/DLL binaries into its prefetch/superfetch cache as if they had been executed? I have a particular application that loads pretty slowly on first ...
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Is there a way to determine the Superfetch cache hit rate?

I have several large analysis jobs in parallel that run over the same couple hundred gigabytes of data that are i/o bound. When these run the Superfetch cache quickly consumes all available free ...
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What's the disadvantage/catch of SuperFetch? [closed]

I've been seeing all praises for the application called SuperFetch that makes launching and using applications faster, and never slower, which is definitely beneficial for someone who uses the ...
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How can I keep a file in Windows 7's cache?

Sometimes you know better than Windows what files will be re-used later. Suppose you have 8GB of memory, and you use the same 1GB file every hour in an I/O-bound application (which takes 1 second to ...