Yesterday I bought a 120GB intel Solid State Drive and my PC is on afterburner! Such amazing speed. SSD is the way to go if you could afford it. Windows runs like an iPad. App launches instantly! No wait time. My Windows Experience Index, a rating system of CPU, memory, gfx and HDD speed, are normally pulled down by the speed of the hard disk. With the SSD installed, Windows Experience Index report my CPU index of 7.1 and my HDD index as 7.5. For the first time ever, the hdd index is faster than the CPU index!
This morning, I have also discovered two really cool PC utilities - seriously, they are so cool I want to blog about it.
The first is called SpaceSniffer. Ever wonder how come your hard disk is running out of space? Which folder is the one that has huge unncessary files? Do you see yourself going to each folder and right click to check the properties to find the folder size? It's very tedious isn't it? SpaceSniffer is a cool exe (without needing to install) which will map your folder in pictorial format and show you graphically the folder size and by clicking on each folder, it zoom in, ala Google Earth style, into that folder and show you, again in pictorial style, the files and its relative size. At a glance, you can find the culprit. Very advance, very 21st century tool!
Soluto is the other tool that will track your PC boot time and will tell you how much time each services took to load. It will also recommend to you if you need the services and if you are not sure, it will also tell you what millions of PC users think of that services -whether it is a waste of time and can be removed or whether it is cruicial. This tool will help you improve your boot time. It's not as great a discovery as SpaceSniffer, to me, but it was very cool, nonetheles.
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