Windows Superfech on SSD

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  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - 21H2 (OS BUILD 19044.1202)
       #1

    Windows Superfetch on SSD


    After update my W10 from Anniversary to Creators, windows enabled Superfetch to automatic. I always had Superfech disable on my Samsung SSD. Should i disable it, or let windows manage my SSD?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by luarpc; 10 Apr 2017 at 00:52.
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  2. WOT
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       #2

    Disable that resource hog if your OS is running on an SSD.

    Cheers,

    WOT
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  3. Posts : 256
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       #3

    I have a Samsung SSD too some say leave Superfetch alone and others say disable it. what should we really do? sometimes the boot speed is faster with Superfetch off.
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  4. Posts : 2,767
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    I would strongly advice against disabling Superfetch even with SSD. A few weeks ago I noticed a severe slowdown on my system. Everything felt sluggish, specially games. It was Superfetch was disabled. I think this is one of those "performance myths" prowling the Internet. I think W8 and onwards Superfetch implementation doesn't have anything to do with older Windows versions.
    Just try it. If you do not notice any improvements, then disable it.
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  5. Posts : 256
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       #5

    Yes It feels different when i disable Superfetch even on SSD and I always end up set it back on Automatic. Windows feels more stable with Superfetch on even on SSD.
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  6. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #6

    Why would superfetch be a resource hog on an SSD ? It's not active all the time.
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  7. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - 21H2 (OS BUILD 19044.1202)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks guy's,

    I will take your advices, and i have enabled Superfetch again to Automatic on my SSD.

    Thanks again.
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  8. Posts : 136
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       #8

    I use to like Samsung Magician 4.9x, it had different profiles on what to disable, enter 5.x and its all gone.

    Have a look here Samsung Magician Settings - Storage Devices - Linus Tech Tips
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  9. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #9

    Hi,

    eLPuSHeR said:
    I would strongly advice against disabling Superfetch even with SSD. A few weeks ago I noticed a severe slowdown on my system. Everything felt sluggish, specially games. It was Superfetch was disabled. I think this is one of those "performance myths" prowling the Internet. I think W8 and onwards Superfetch implementation doesn't have anything to do with older Windows versions.
    Just try it. If you do not notice any improvements, then disable it.
    I am sure sure you're personal experience is unrelated. Win 10 should run fine either way.

    Cheers,
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  10. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #10

    Hi,

    Edward said:
    Yes It feels different when i disable Superfetch even on SSD and I always end up set it back on Automatic. Windows feels more stable with Superfetch on even on SSD.
    Total nonsense I'm afraid. On an SSD Superfetch is of little use if at all. It was designed to speed up HDDs by reading and caching whatever is ran at startup so loading time is reduced.

    if you boot from an SSD you may just as well disable Superfetch, Prefetch and even Fast Start. Your system should even perform better that way.

    Cheers,
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