Yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 (clean install - no migration) on a new SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). I then ran
winsat formal to let Windows optimize itself, as suggested here: Windows 8.1 SSD Settings, but I don't see the expected results in the registry:
- From the article: ".. once Windows 8.1 discovers it is installed on a SSD it removes the EnableSuperfetch value entirely". My
EnableSuperfetchvalue is still there under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters
- From the article: "ReadyBoot is also disabled by running winsat formal.". Under
Startvalue is still 1.
So now I have two questions:
- Didn't Windows detect that it runs on an SSD?
- Does it matter for the lifetime/reliability of the SSD?