Windows 7 and SSDs

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    Henry

    is Win7 smart enough to disable prefetch and background defrag for us when SSD is installed?

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    ZippyV
    I ordered a pci express ssd card. I'll let you guys know if it was worth it.
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    wegl

    How to move user profile to another disk? I want use SSD only for system, and HDD for profile and documents.

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    AlanBurchill
    Yes. Defrag and prefetche is disabled. If you want to have you data on the HDD then I recommend that you setup your libraries to be located on the HDD and remove the locations that are on the SSD.
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    deadonthefl​oor

    @wegl: I did this during my first foray into the world of SSD technology.  I was using win7 and a 30GB SSD.  When I did it, I booted into safe mode upon new install, created a temp admin user with a different profile location.  using that logon, I used xcopy to move the user files to the new drive.  I then created a 'hard link' from c:\users to my HDD drive path.  There are some good instructions online to do this.  It was a real pain in the butt when that spindle based drive failed.  Something to consider.

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    wegl

    @deadonthefloor: I try to create hardlink, mklink /D C:\Users\MyName D:\Users\MyName, but MS Live Mesh and  RIM BB Desktop dont work. Live Mesh sync my Favorite and it's don't like link.

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    LarryLarsen

    @wegl: I went through this myself recently, I've got a post on my list on how to set this up. Stay tuned, I'll try to move that up in my stack rank.

    FWIW: I've got a SSD as my primary in my Envy 17, it boots from cold to Windows in less than 28 seconds. I use the USB 3.0 port with external 32GB SSD's for HD video editing that runs like butter. 

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    LarryLarsen

    This is the link that I had in my notes for changing user directories to a new drive.

    http://superuser.com/questions/6391/moving-users-folder-on-windows-vista-seven-to-another-partition/6395#6395

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