SSD Mini Tweaker is a small program for changing settings and system parameters for a solid state drive. The goal of the program is to reduce the system's appeal to the SSD for its longer operation. The program, which can be downloaded for free on cwer.ws, is written in the Delphi programming language and is intended for users who have the system installed on an SSD disk. Description of options for SSD Mini Tweaker:
TRIM is a command that allows an operating system to notify a solid state drive of which data blocks are no longer used and can be cleaned up by the drive itself. The use of TRIM allows an SSD device to reduce the effect of "garbage collection", which otherwise will result in a lower write speed in the affected sectors. Support for TRIM provides a more stable recording speed, and also reduces the wear of free memory cells. Superfetch is a service that supports and improves system performance by caching the most frequently used files. Given the minimum access time of SSD-drive, it can be disabled. Prefetcher (prefetcher) is a component of Windows operating system that speeds up the process of its initial boot and shortens the start time of programs. For SSD, due to its fast operation, it is absolutely not needed. If you disable it, you can also free the system memory. By default, the system kernel is reset to a paging file. You can force Windows to leave the core of the system in memory, thereby speeding up the system and reducing the number of disk calls. However, you must have more than 2 gigabytes of RAM. Increasing the size of the file system cache improves the performance of the computer and affects how often the system writes changed file blocks to disk, but reduces the physical memory space available for applications and services. Reducing the amount of data writing to disk minimizes the use of the file subsystem, but it is necessary to have more than 2 gigabytes of RAM. When you remove the limit from NTFS in terms of memory usage, the pool of pages available for caching file read / write operations increases. This makes it easier to start several applications at once, but it is desirable to have a fairly large amount of RAM. Although defragmenting system files also speeds up system boot, but SSD is useless and even harmful. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to disable the defragmentation of system files when the system boots on the SSD. Every three days, while the computer is idle in the Windows \ Prefetch folder, a Layout.ini file is created, which stores a list of files and folders used when the operating system was loaded and programs started. The native disk defragmenter uses the information from the Layout.ini file for optimal physical placement of these files on the disk. However, for SSD, this is completely unnecessary. Creating file names in the "8.3" format for all long file and folder names on NTFS partitions can slow the enumeration of items in folders. Optionally, you can disable the creation of names in MS-DOS format. The Windows Search service indexes files and folders. If the system is installed on SSD-drive, then the increase in performance from using this function is unlikely to be noticeable and therefore it makes sense to turn off the Windows Search service. By disabling the hibernation mode and deleting the hiberfil.sys file, you can free up the volume on the SSD corresponding to the amount of installed RAM, which is most relevant for SSD owners of small capacity. Disabling the system protection function (system recovery), you free up more free space on the system drive and reduce the number of write operations on the SSD. Control points can take up to 15% of the total volume and are not available for the TRIM team. Regular use of this function Windows can potentially lead to a decrease in the performance of the drive over time. SSD-drive absolutely does not need defragmentation, having the same access time for all memory cells. Therefore, the defragmentation service can be disabled. If you put the swap file on an SSD, it is recommended that you unmount the swap file when you reboot the system, as additional disk access occurs (removing the data from the swap file, which results in a longer reboot and shutdown time). When the paging file is disabled, the "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" key takes a zero value, and the option itself will be blocked. By default, the swap file is already disabled in the system.