Things to consider when switching to an SSD:
While "thrashing" isn't a problem with SSDs you do need to configure your system to get the best performance out of it.
Enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface)
This is normally available in the BIOS menu, It will allow your system to use most of the feature available in your SSD
you will need to open command prompt to do this. Go to start type
cmd and hit enter. Then in command prompt type
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0
- Disable Indexing
Indexing is unnecessary seeing as SSDs are so fast that you don't get any gain from using it
To do this go to computer, right-click your SSD, and click Properties. De-select the box that says “Allow files to have contents indexed in addition to file properties” and click ok
- Disable Scheduled Defragmentation
SSDs don't really need to be defraged again because there is no gain.
to do this go to Start menu, click “Accessories,” click “System Tools,” and then click “Disk Defragmenter.” Click “Configure schedule,” and uncheck the box that says “Run on a schedule.”
(in windows 10 go to start type defragment hit enter select the SSD from the list click "change settings" and uncheck "Run on a schedule"
- Remove The Page File
To do this Right-click “Computer” in the Start menu and click “Properties.” Click “Advanced system settings” on the top left-hand side of the window and access the “Advanced” tab. Click “Settings” under “Performance.”
Click the “Advanced” tab and click “Change.” and you should see the option in there
- Disable Hibernation
Go to start type
cmd, hit enter then type
powercfg -h off and hit enter
- Disable Prefetch and Superfetch
Go to start type regedit hit enter
and set the options for Prefetch and Superfetch to 0
- Configure Write Caching
User level write caching can have a detrimental effect on the drive.
right-click “Computer” and click "Properties" then click “Device manager,” expand “Disk Drives,” right-click your SSD, and click “Properties.” Select the “Policies” tab. In this tab, you’ll see an option labeled “Enable write caching on the device.” uncheck it and click ok
- Disable Services for Windows Search and Superfetch
Press “Win+R” on your keyboard, type “services.msc,” and press “Enter.” Find both services mentioned in the title of this section and disable them.
- Disable ClearPageFileAtShutdown and LargeSystemCache
We no longer need them because we disabled the pagefile
Go back to Regedit and locate
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management and set those options to 0
- Set the “High Performance” Power Option
open start type control panel find "power options" and slect "High Performance"
This should just about cover it