Longevity: 4 years 1 month
[li]Program version: 2.4 + XP 1.2
[li]Official website: chas
[li]Bit depth x32 + x64
[li]Interface language: Russian
[li]Treatment: not required
Note: Version 1.2 only works on Windows XP SP2/SP3 (x86), and version 2.4 only on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
SSD Mini Tweaker is a program for changing system settings and parameters for a solid-state drive.
The purpose of the program is to reduce the system's access to the SSD for its longer operation.
The program is written in the Delphi programming language, is distributed free of charge and is intended for those who have the system installed on an SSD disk.--
Description of SSD Mini Tweaker options:
[li]TRIM is a command that allows the operating system to notify the solid-state drive about which data blocks are no longer in use and can be cleaned by the drive itself. The use of TRIM allows the SSD device to reduce the impact of "garbage collection", which otherwise in the future will result in a decrease in the write speed to the affected sectors. TRIM support provides a more stable write speed, and also reduces the wear of free memory cells.
[li]Superfetch is a service that supports and improves system performance by caching the most frequently used files. Given the minimum access time of the SSD drive, it can be disabled.
[li]Prefetcher (prefetcher) is a component of the Windows operating system that speeds up the process of its initial loading and reduces the time of launching programs. For SSD, due to its fast operation, it is absolutely not needed. By disabling it, you can also free up system memory.
[li]By default, the system kernel is reset to a swap file. You can force Windows to leave the system core in memory, thereby speeding up the system itself and reducing the number of disk accesses. However, it is necessary to have more than 2 gigabytes of RAM.
[li]Increasing the size of the file system cache improves computer performance and affects how often the system will write modified blocks of files to disk, but reduces the physical memory space available for applications and services. Reducing the amount of data written to disk minimizes the use of the file subsystem, but it is necessary to have more than 2 gigabytes of RAM.
[li]When removing 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 run multiple applications at once, but it is desirable to have a sufficiently large amount of RAM.
[li]Although defragmentation of system files speeds up the system boot, it is a useless and even harmful thing for SSD. Therefore, it is strictly recommended to disable defragmentation of system files when booting a system installed on an SSD.
[li]Every three days during computer downtime, a Layout.ini file is created in the WindowsPrefetch folder, which stores a list of files and folders used when loading the operating system and running programs. A regular disk defragmenter uses information from the Layout.ini file for optimal physical placement of these files on the disk. However, this is completely unnecessary for an SSD.
[li]Creating filenames in the "8.3" format for all long filenames and folders on NTFS partitions can slow down the enumeration of items in folders. Optionally, you can disable the creation of names in MS-DOS format.
[li]The Windows Search service indexes files and folders. If the system is installed on an SSD drive, the performance increase from using this function is unlikely to be noticeable and therefore it makes sense to disable the Windows Search service.
[li]By disabling hibernation mode and deleting the file hiberfil.sys , you can free up the amount on the SSD corresponding to the amount of RAM installed, which is most important for owners of small-capacity SSDs.
[li]By disabling the system protection function (system restore), you free up more free space on the system disk and reduce the number of write operations on the SSD. Checkpoints can take up to 15% of the total volume and are not available for the TRIM command. Regular use of this Windows feature can potentially lead to a decrease in the performance of the drive over time.
[li]SSD drive does not need defragmentation at all, having the same access time for all memory cells. Therefore, the defragmentation service can be disabled.
[li]If you have placed the swap file on the SSD, it is recommended to disable the cleanup of the swap file when restarting the system, as there is an additional access to the disk (deleting data from the swap file, which leads to an increase in the time of restarting and shutting down the computer). When the swap file is disabled, the "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" key will take a zero value, and the option itself will be blocked. By default, clearing the swap file is already disabled in the system.[/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li][/li]
The program does not require installation, provided by the authors in the form of portable software
Changes in version 1.2:
[li]Added the ability to disable the swap file.
[li]Added the ability to change the background of the program.
[li]Changing the appearance of information windows.
[li]Fixed some minor minor bugs.
Changes in version 2.4:
[li]Minor bugs of the previous version have been fixed.
[li]Another reworking of the appearance of information windows.