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comment What adjustments should be done for a SSD?
Big +1. This is the best SSD answer I've read on superuser.com.
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answered SSD has large amount of total writes
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comment SSD has large amount of total writes
I doubt his internet connection is fast enough to be able to download enough data for the caching to amount to a significant amount of writes.
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answered Do GSmartControl Built In Self Tests Work With Modern SSD?
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answered How to tell when an SSD is dying
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comment How Secure Erasing effects SDD life?
Marco is wrong. Secure Erase does not write any data to the SSD.
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answered How Secure Erasing effects SDD life?
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answered GB Calculation on SSD. Am I just lucky?
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comment How to minimize Modern UI/Metro apps in Windows 8?
It is a bit of a jarring transition. But, truth to be told, the Mordern UI/Metro apps are designed for 10in screen and touching. They don't make any sense on a big desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard. The other side of the coin is the desktop, which is a pain to use with fingers. So the usage bifurcates into only Modern UI/Metro apps on Windows tablets and only desktop applications on normal desktop and laptop computers.
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comment How to minimize Modern UI/Metro apps in Windows 8?
Visual Studio 2012 is a normal desktop application, and works much the same on W8 as on W7. The question is about Modern UI/Metro app, which are a completely new class of applications in Windows 8 which run outside the desktop.
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revised How to minimize Modern UI/Metro apps in Windows 8?
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answered How to minimize Modern UI/Metro apps in Windows 8?
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comment Should AHCI be enabled for an SSD?
@CarlB The value of NCQ is irrespective of whether the drives are in a RAID or not. But if you are going to RAID the drives the question is moot. RAID mode is AHCI mode with the RAID capabilities tacked on top.
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comment Do I need to do something about partition alignment when installing Windows XP on a SSD drive?
Vista deals with alignment the same way 7 does.
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comment Should AHCI be enabled for an SSD?
I get the distinct feeling whoever wrote that FAQ is just blindly quoting wikipedia without any understanding. ultrasawblade's description of the value of NCQ for SSDs is spot on. In fact, NCQ makes a much bigger difference for SSDs than it ever did for hard drives.