Tweak your SSD’s performance and free up space

If you haven’t already bought an SSD for your system disk, you should. The speed is incredible!

I found a very good guide from Toms Hardware, this guide helps you tweak your SSD performance and also free up some precious space.

This is what the guide recommends:

  • Verify the SATA controller is set to AHCI Mode and Trim is enabled.
  • Disable System Restore
  • Disable drive indexing
  • Disable the page file (careful with this)
  • Disable Hibernation
  • Disable prefetching in the registry
  • Disable Windows’ write caching
  • Disable the SuperFetch and Windows Search services
  • Disable ClearPageFileAtShutdown and LargeSystemCache
  • Adjust power settings