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Will Superfetch be disabled on SSDs?

Yes, for most systems with SSDs. If the system disk is an SSD, and the SSD performs adequately on random reads and doesn’t have glaring performance issues with random writes or flushes, then Superfetch, boot prefetching, application launch prefetching, ReadyBoost and ReadDrive will all be disabled. * Windows SuperFetch SuperFetch enables programs and files to load quickly. SuperFetch monitors which applications you use the most and preloads these into your system memory so they will be ready when you need them ( This is used in Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating systems) *The prefetch folder is used for speeding up your system. The way it does this is by doing the following:

  • Windows 11 is configured to prefetch application and program components so that when you load them to memory; it appears to be very quick.
  • When Windows 11 does this the first time, it winds up copying portions of the program to the prefetch area of your local disk.
  • When Windows 11 boots up it will prefetch portions of the files you use the most.
  • Windows 11 loads all associated files, libraries, and pointers necessary to run the program in advance, the preloaded subset makes your system appear quicker.
Does the Integral SSD require a driver to operate?

No, the SSD itself does not require a driver. However, your SATA controller may require a driver. You can obtain this from the manufacturer.

Should I be worried about compatibility when replacing my traditional SATA hard drive with a SSD SATA drive?

No. Any standard SATA based SSD will normally work with any SATA based socket.

If I dropped my SSD, would it still work?

SSDs can still break if you drop it, but as a whole, the lack of moving parts makes that SSD is less prone to damage from shocks.

Will the SSD be as noisy as my HDD?

Typical hard drives will measure anywhere between 24 and 36 dBA depending on what they’re doing at the time (i.e. idle or seeking data).
In comparison SSD are effectively silent both when they’re idle and under load (reading or writing data).

Will I save battery life using an SSD instead of traditional HDD?

Yes, the power consumption of an SSD is a fraction of that of a traditional hard disk drive thanks to the lack of mechanical moving parts and the speed at which data can be accessed (less computing time to get at your data). Also less heat is noise and heat are generated.

How do I copy my files and documents to the External SSD?

Copying files could be done in many ways. It all depends on which makes you more comfortable.

Using a PC, some of the easiest ways to copy data to your Integral External SSD are:-

A. Select the files that you want to copy.
B. On the toolbar click on Edit => Copy. This copies the data to the system memory on the PC.
C. Open the drive for the Integral External SSD. On the toolbar, click on Edit => Paste. This copies the files from the PC memory to the External SSD.

Or

A. Select the files that you want to copy.
B. Right-click on one of the files (you will see that the rest of the files stay highlighted) and click on Copy. This copies the data to the system memory on the PC.
C. Open the drive for the Integral External SSD Drive. Right-click in a white empty space on the drive and click on Paste. This copies the files from the system memory to the Integral External SSD.

Or

A. Select the files that you want to copy.
B. Press Ctrl and C (this is the Windows shortcut for Copy command) on the keyboard. This copies the data to the system memory on the PC.
C. Open the drive for the Integral External SSD. Click in a white empty space on the drive and press Ctrl and V (this is the Windows shortcut for Paste command) on the keyboard. This then copies the files from the PC memory to the Integral External SSD.

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