To check if windows has enabled TRIM (recommended for SSD drives) do the following.
Run command prompt in administrator mode and type in:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
Press enter then you should see one of these:
DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled)
DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)
It's set to ZERO for my freshly imaged PC.
Windows should have turned off Prefetcher and Superfetch (Old technology for HDD)
Navigate to the following registry,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters
If the superfetch and prefetch features are disabled, their registry value should be 0, please check if EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch are both set to 0, if the aren’t then set them manually to 0.
EnablePrefetcher & EnableSuperfetch are set to 3 - should I change to ZERO ?
SSD doesn’t need defragmenting nor should the drive be defragmented.
Navigate to Disk Defrag, if the SSD drive is shown in the list of drives then make sure the Scheduled defrag is turned off.
By default this was ON - should I turn off?