Microsoft Hybrid Hard Disk Owners TIP - Use harddisk virtualisation

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Level 14
Content Creator
Mar 13, 2016
Operating System
Windows 7
This is really simple tip. My wife's laptop has a Hybrid hardisk. Since I installed Toolwiz Time Freeze it really flies. So with Shadow Defender or Returnil etc the effects should be the same. In hindsight it akes sense that a harddisk virtualisation is very effective for a read only cachenly SSD, since changes to the OS are written elsewhere and thrown away at system shutdown,

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Level 32
Content Creator
Nov 19, 2014
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Probably a placebo. The hybrid drives have a small flash drive of a few mb so no way they have anything there for more than a few seconds. It mostly helps with writes rather than reads which is not what makes the OS faster. So it's probably because it's clean install without useless programs using resources rather than anything else.
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