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Oct
2008

How to increase the performance of SATA hard drives in Windows Vista

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vistaThere are a lot of ways to increase the performance and speed of your Windows Vista. You may want to read this article and this one. Today I want to speak about how to improve the speed of your Vista by setting an option (which by default is always disabled) in order to increase the performance of your SATA hard drive. Here is the trick.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search Bar, type: devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
  3. In the left pane locate Hard Drives and hit Enter again.
  4. You should now see an icon representing your sata hard drive followed by a number or the name of your hard drive such as: ST674739AS ATA Drive.
  5. Right click on such an icon and click on Propierties.
  6. A new window should appear. Click on the Policies tab and tick “Enable write caching on the disk” and “Enable advanced performance”.

Note: just enable these two options if you are sure your computer won’t run out of power. As a matter of fact, a power outage might result in data loss or corruption in your sata hard drive.




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