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  1.    05 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64-bit

    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.    05 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

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

    Cheers,

    WOT
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  3.    06 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    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.    07 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 870
    Windows 10 Home x64

    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.    07 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 313
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    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.    08 Apr 2017 #6
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    Why would superfetch be a resource hog on an SSD ? It's not active all the time.
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  7.    10 Apr 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro x64-bit
    Thread Starter

    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.    10 Apr 2017 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    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.    11 Apr 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,048
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    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.    11 Apr 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    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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