You will need
- A computer running the operating system
Perform analysis of the need for disk defragmentation. The large number of fragmented files significantly increases the access time of the file, as it spent a lot of time for permanent positioning of the drive head over the tracks in different sectors of the disk. To do this, click the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" in the start menu" and select from the context "Control". In the left console window "computer Management" snap-in, click the "Defragment disk".
In the lower part of the window, click "Analysis". The utility will analyze the disk and display a dialog box with information about the need for defragmentation. Click "Defragment".
Set the paging file size to the minimum value. If the paging file is high, the system increases the number of accesses to the slow hard drive. To change this setting, select the item "Properties" by right clicking on the icon "My computer". Go to the "Advanced" tab and click under "Performance" click "Settings". In the opened window, select the size of the paging file.
To reduce the displacement of the magnetic head or hard disk into logical drives that will allow you to share service information and also group the shared files on the same drive. This will reduce the access time.
If possible, increase the number of physical disks to two. This will allow you to distinguish between transactions read-write, which increases several times the performance.
Many models of hard disks have the function of AAM to regulate the level of noise. The noise level when using this function is greatly reduced, but also decreases the speed head positioning. Some drive models support disabling this feature using service utilities, which may be downloaded on the website of the manufacturer. Although the interfaces of different tools, but the General principle of their use is the following: boot from a bootable CD to run the utility from floppy, choose the menu item Automatic Acoustic Management, choose disabled mode of AAM. It will significantly improve performance, although at the expense of noiseless computer.
Advice 2 : How to increase the speed of the drive
One of the main characteristics optical drive - speed of reading of disks. The higher it is, the faster will be recording information from the media to the hard disk of the computer. But there is a small drawback: the higher the speed of the drive, the noisier it works. But if you have this disadvantage is insignificant and you is much more important that the recording was made faster, you can increase the speed of the drive.
You will need
- the program CDSpeed v2.0;
- the beta program is Speedlock-2.
The minimum and maximum limits of the speed of the drive depend on the specific model. You will not be able to set a higher speedthan that indicated in the feature of your optical drive.
To increase the speed of the drive you need to use special software. One of the easiest to use programs called CDSpeed v2.0. Download from the Internet this tool, it is free. Unpack the archive with the program, there will only be one file. The utility does not require installation - just click on that file double left mouse click.
A small window opens. In the upper part of the window there is a arrow. If you click on this arrow, you will see a list of connected drives. In this list select the drive speed which needs to be increased. Of course, this should be done only if your computer has multiple disk drives.
In the lower left corner of the window it is written the maximum speed of the optical drive, for example, Max 48. Nearby there are two arrows, one of which points up, the other down. Next to them indicates the current speed of the drive. Click on the little arrow pointing up, the left mouse button. The speed of the drive will be increased by 1. Thus, you can increase it as much as you need. After that press Exit. The window will close.
Another little utility to adjust the speed called Speedlock beta-2. It is also free. To run it you need only to unzip and click on the executable file double left mouse click. A window will open. In this window find the line Preferred. Next to the line is the arrow. Click on the arrow and increase the speed of the drive, and then click Apply. After that, the speed of the optical drive will be increased.