Hard drive speed boosts

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How to Increase Hard Drive Performance in Vista
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This will show you how to increase the hard drive performance by enabling Advanced Performance, disabling NTFS from creating 8.3 versions of file names, and defragging on a regular schedule.
How to Increase Hard Drive Performance in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to increase the hard drive performance by enabling Advanced Performance, disabling NTFS from creating 8.3 versions of file names, and defragging on a regular schedule.
Note   Note
You can follow all the steps below, or just pick the ones you would like to do.




STEP ONE
Enable Advanced Performance for Hard Drive
warning   Warning
This option enables extremely aggressive write caching that will speed up the hard drive's performance, but it can also cause you to lose data in the drive's cache if you lose power suddenly. It is not recommended for laptops that run on battery power all the time. While this is fine for the normal home desktop, it may not be a good idea if you have unreliable power.
Note   Note
This may not be supported by some hard drive setups (Ex: RAID). If it does not, then you will see that it will just change back to the default settings automatically when you look at the Properties again.

1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Device Manager icon.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. Close the Control Panel.​
5. Click on Disk drives to expand it. (See screenshot below)​
6. Right click on your hard drive device listing and click Properties.​
Device_Manager.jpg

7. Click on the Policies tab. (See screenshots below)​
8. For a ATA (Parallel) or Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
A) Check the Enable write caching on the disk box. (See left screenshot below step 10)​
NOTE: This should already be checked by default.​
B) Check the Enable Advanced performance box.​
NOTE: If this will not stay checked for you, then check to make sure that you have the latest chipset drivers installed for your motherboard. Also see: Write-Caching - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

9. For an External Hard Drive
A) Dot Optimize for performance. (See right screenshot below step 10)​

10. Click on OK to apply.​
Policies.jpgEXT_USB.jpg






STEP TWO
Disable NTFS from Creating 8.3 Versions of File Names for Backwards Compatiblity with DOS

NOTE: You will not need this unless you work with DOS or the command prompt and have long file names.
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Filesystem
5. In the right pane, right click on NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation and click on Modify.​
8dot3.jpg

6. Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshow below)​
NOTE: To enable it again, type 0 (number) instead.
Modify Dos.jpg

7. Close regedit.​




STEP THREE
Defrag the Hard Drive on a Regular Schedule

1. If you use Vista's Disk Defragmenter, see the link below on how to create a automatic defrag schedule.​
2. If you do not like Vista's Disk Defragmenter, you can use a 3rd party program instead. Auslogics Disk Defrag is a great program that has a status graph of the hard drive's defragmentation progress, but the free version does not have a automatic defrag schedule. Here is the link:​
3. Here is a recommended schedule of times to defrag.​
NOTE: The more you save and delete items off your hard drive, the more often you should defrag. Adjust to your needs.

Scheduled Time

Description

Once a Month

For a user that is only on the computer a few hours a week and does not do much file saving and deleting. You rarely install and uninstall programs.

Once a Week

For most average users that use the computer for a few hours on a daily basis and does a lot more file saving and deleting. You only do a few installing and uninstalling of programs.

Once a Day

For your power user that uses the computer for several hours a day and does an unbelievable amount of file saving and deleting. You do a lot of installing and uninstalling of programs.

Enjoy faster performance,
Shawn




 

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Harkin

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I hope we aren't confusing the Motherboard chipset drivers with the Raid drivers?
 

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amplid

Vlaming
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Hey guys, one question, what is RAID??

Amplid
 

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z3r010

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Vlaming
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Haha thanks z3r010;):p

Amplid
 

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channelv

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If the checkbox doesn't stay checked, then it is most likely one of two things:

1. You are using the Intel Matrix drivers, which is fine - it enables advanced performance, such as this, and NCQ by default, so it won't let you check the box

2. You have Intel Turbo Memory - the drivers include the Intel Matrix driver, thus advanced performance is already enabled as well and the checkbox mentioned here doesn't do anything.

Either case, don't worry - the hard drive has all advanced features enabled with these drivers already.
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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SCSI and SCSI RAID controllers using non-Microsoft manufacturer drivers don't have this problem. Microsoft only disabled write caching in its drivers. I use SCSI, SCSI RAID, and SAS RAID controller with the manufacturer drivers. You can check them with dskcache utility.
 

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PainlessTorture

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Vista Pro
If i enable advanced performance and my power goes off, will i lose everything?
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Fmjc001,

You would only lose what was currently in the cache files of your hard drive that has not been written to the hard drive yet. This would only be what you were currently doing when you lost power. You would not lose everything on the hard drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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PainlessTorture

Official Best Member
Vista Pro
Hi Fmjc001,

You would only lose what was currently in the cache files of your hard drive that has not been written to the hard drive yet. This would only be what you were currently doing when you lost power. You would not lose everything on the hard drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Ok thanks, Another great tut! :party:
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome Fmjc001.

Shawn
 

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Nitrius

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I've been wondering a long time, if i should turn this on. When you are talking about loosing data on power loss, do you mean all data? Or just the current data? Like files you just downloaded, word files you just wrote and so on...


Edit: This was already answered i see, thanks.
Another thing then, when you shutdown things get written to the hard drive right? lets see you do some work, and you shutdown the computer right after, will that make you lose something?
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Nitrius,

It would always be best to save anything you were working on and close it before shutting down the computer to be safe.

If you just shutdown the computer, you will lose anything that was not saved by you to the hard drive.

If you put or let the computer go into Sleep mode, then everything is saved to RAM and is restored when you wake the computer up unless you lose power. You would then lose anything that was not saved to the hard drive.

If you put or let the computer go into Hybrid sleep mode, then everything is saved to the RAM and hard drive and is restored when you wake the computer up. A power loss will not cause any loss of data, but it takes longer to wakeup the computer than Sleep mode.

If you put or let the computer go into Hibernation sleep mode, then everything is saved to the hard drive and is restored when you wake the computer up. A power loss will not cause any loss of data, but it takes longer to wakeup the computer than Sleep mode or Hybrid sleep mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Nitrius

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Thanks for your answer =)

Another question here, activating this added cache writing, will that "tear" more on the hard drive it self? like is there a bigger chance of your hard drive taking the night?
 

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Brink

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mvp
Actually, it can help towards lowering the wear & tear a little since the hard drive will use the RAM more for caching than writing on the hard drive itself when it's cache runs out. ;)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

jmdolesky

MCSA
Vista Pro
Disabling Last Access Time Stamps increase the performance of EWF (Enhanced Write Filter)

EWF overview:
EWF.gif


Key Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
Name: NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Windows Performance Monitor records physical disk performance data by default
The newsgroups are filled with messages about errors in the Event logs concerning Logical and Physical counters, that is source=PerfDisk. To clear up these errors and gain back some disk performance:
C:\>diskperf -N

(Source:MSDN)

Works like a charm with my U320 SCSI Drives
:cool:
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Jmdolesky,

Thank you for sharing this. I already have a value of 1 for NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate. Is this the value to change it to, or the default value?

Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

jmdolesky

MCSA
Vista Pro
Well by Defaut the value is set to O....so if you have the value set to 1 now its good for you...i guess some hotfix from $M fixed that (i.e SP1)...:D
J-M
 
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    Seagate Cheetah® 10K.6 Seagate Cheetah® 15K.5

jmdolesky

MCSA
Vista Pro
SCSI and SCSI RAID controllers using non-Microsoft manufacturer drivers don't have this problem. Microsoft only disabled write caching in its drivers. I use SCSI, SCSI RAID, and SAS RAID controller with the manufacturer drivers. You can check them with dskcache utility.

dskcache [ +p | -p ] [ +w | -w ] [/i | /s | Drive_Specifier ]
• Set (+) or clear (-) the disk cache value:
• p : Power protected write cache (not supported on all operating system versions)
• w : Write cache
• Drive selection (default is all drives)
• /i : Integrated device electronics (IDE) disks only
• /s : Small computer system interface (SCSI) (includes Fiber Channel) disks only
• Drive_Specifier : Drive letter, volume name, or physical drive. Use the following formats:
• Drive letter in the following format: c:, d:, and others
• Volume name in the following format:
\\?\Volume{8fc37c41-bdd3-11d5-b897-806d6172696f}\
• Physical drive: PhysicalDrive0, PhysicalDrive1, and others
• If no options are used, current settings for all fixed disks will be displayed.

Be carefull If you turn on the Power Protected write cache option, you increase the risk of data loss or corruption that may occur during a power outage or equipment failure. Only turn on this option for disk devices that are adequately protected against accidental loss of power

JM :cool:
 

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  • CPU
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    TYAN Thunder K8W
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    8 Gigs DDR400 ECC reg
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    Asus V9999 (6800GT)
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Cheetah® 10K.6 Seagate Cheetah® 15K.5

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Thank you JM. You should write this up as a Tutorial. I'll be happy to help you with it if needed.

Shawn
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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jmdolesky

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Well thank you SHAWN but im very busy ATM....I just get 1 week of vacation thats why im surfing a lot on the Web now...I stopped by there because i found your forums very interresting...:p
Im also very active on some french website like Generation NT.com but still not getting Nuff time to make some TUTOs.
Im a (lonely) system administrator Self-Employed so i leave you imagine how my Days are long and the nights short.:cry:
Ill get another Break in September so i guess i should get time to think about your suggestion.:D
No worries ill stop by there again time to time
Thx again dude
Take care...have a great day
JM..:cool:

Sorry for my English...but im still trying to become fluent in english
 

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