Perfect Disk - SSD/HDD optimization

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  1. QuillP

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    This thread is for sharing information and results in optimizing SSD and HDD with Perfect Disk software... enjoy :)
     
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    That's great, thank you for creating this thread @QuillP !!

    To start us off here is some info from the previous thread that brought us here:
    Just before your post, in the same thread:
    And, previously on NBR, a thread @Phoenix started, but now closed:

    What do you think of this optimization? Perfect Disk
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/what-do-you-think-of-this-optimization-perfect-disk.771762/

    And, a link to PerfectDisk Trial:
    http://download.raxco.com/perfectdi...perfect disk&gclid=CPqJwqTV5LsCFStBQgodblMAhA

    And, PerfectDisk Pro product page:
    http://www.raxco.com/home/products/perfectdisk-pro
     
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    Hey @hmscott , quien you force to HDD with SmartPlacement, select Classic, Performance, Performance aggressive or ...?
     
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    Yes, it's in the options per device, poke around, you'll find it :)
     
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    Of all these, which ones do you use? Classic?
     
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    Please post/show me a Snipping Tool cut of the dialog with a circle around what you are referring to so I can see what you are seeing.

    There should be a clear option for SSD or HDD.
     
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    here...

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    How to solve the problem of 4k scaling of Perfect Disk in Windows 10 ...

    Just put the "PerfectDisk.exe.manifest" file in the Perfect Disk home directory: C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\

    Then, tell windows to prefer an external manifest file.
    1. Press Windows Button + R, type “regedit”, and then click OK.
    2. Navigate to the following registry subkey:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > SideBySide
    3. Right-click, select NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
    4. Type PreferExternalManifest, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
    6. Enter Value Data 1 and select Decimal.
    7. Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.
    Done!
     

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    Ah, I thought you were talking about the forcing of HDD over SSD first, but it looks like you've already done it, and now want to know about the level of optimization options.

    It's interesting, I'm sure there are reasons for each, but when I've tried them they haven't made much of a difference.

    If you hover over(?) the options (or read the detailed help) they might have more descriptive reasons for each. Raxco is good about helping clients with particular application needs find better optimizations, and then Raxco put's them in the product.

    I'd start with Classic (default), and run tests, and then try the others...

    Here's an example from an old RAID0 4x512 test:

    2TB M600 x4 first run - no updates - perfectdisk smartplacement + ssd optimize + writeback cache in RST.PNG
    2TB M600 x4 first run - perfectdisk smartplacement + ssd optimize + writeback cache in RST.PNG
    2TB M600 x4 512GB - updates done - perfectdisk smartplacement + writeback cache in RST
    2TB M600 x4 512GB - updates done - perfectdisk smartplacement + writeback cache in RST.PNG

    Those are from a new RAID0 volume, the optimizations won't kick in under you've used it for a while, and the optimizations might change over time as you complete installing apps and move on to using them.

    Please post your findings if you find a good model for optimization :)
     
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    I think you used the same CrystalDiskMark capture...
     
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