Eee PC Hack – How to Make Windows XP get along with SSD (Solid State Drives)!

Here’s a good Eee PC hack that will allow you to run your Windows XP faster with SSDs.  This could probably apply to any netbook with SSDs.

Cheaper SSD drives like our Core V1 and Core V2 series have limitations with random writes filling up the write buffer on the drive and causing the SATA controller to pause while this is flushed. The reason for this is Nand MLC drives at present have to erase before they write…hence you get added latency. So every bit written to the drive has to be preceded by a bit erased, the drive can not write over the top of pre written data.

What we are trying to do here is limit how much XP writes to cache/database. many apps within XP do this, apps you add also do this (such as outlook)
The tweaks you will see listed may help with this, SSD’s do not take well to lots of tiny random writes.

via hackszine

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