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SSD Optimizer - Idiot's Guide


Best Answer Christopher (Drashna) , 01 March 2016 - 06:37 PM

Not a problem. It's a bit more complicated, especially as it basically requires the use of the File Placement rules:

  • Install the SSD OPtimizer, enable it, and configure it.
  • Set File Placement rules for the documents, pictures, etc, selecting every disk except for the SSD drive(s). 
  • On the Settings (main) page for the balancing, uncheck the "File placement rules respect real-time file placement limits set by the balancing plug-ins". 

This tells the software to respect the file placement rules, even when they violate the real time placement limits set by the SSD Optimizer. 

 

 

If you want the File Placement Rules to keep the files on the SSD drive, regardless:

  • Install the SSD OPtimizer, enable it, and configure it.
  • Set File Placement rules for the folders/files in question etc, selecting the SSD drive(s) (and any others). 
  • On the Settings (main) page for the balancing, uncheck the "Unless the drive is being emptied". 
Normally, the SSD Optimizer balancer attempts to "empty" the SSD/cache drives, clearing them out. Normally, the balancers will respect the file placement rules *except* when the drives are being emptied. Meaning it will not respect the file placement rules properly. 
Unchecking this means that the file placement rule will *always* be respected, even if a balancer (including the StableBit Scanner balancer) wants to empty out the drive. 
 
 
These rules are not mutually exclusive, meaning that if you want to do both, just set the rules and settings accordingly, and you can get both options. 
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#1 HellDiverUK

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 10:15 AM

I've struggled.  I've read all the posts.  I'm still stuck.  :(

 

I have:

 

2x 4TB HDD

2x 1TB HDD

1x 180GB SSD

 

I want:

 

The 2x 4TB to hold my media files, no duplication but have SSD cache

The 2x 1TB to hold my documents, pictures, etc with 2 way duplication and no SSD cache

 

How?  Can someone give me an idiot's guide?

 


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#2 Christopher (Drashna)

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:37 PM   Best Answer

Not a problem. It's a bit more complicated, especially as it basically requires the use of the File Placement rules:

  • Install the SSD OPtimizer, enable it, and configure it.
  • Set File Placement rules for the documents, pictures, etc, selecting every disk except for the SSD drive(s). 
  • On the Settings (main) page for the balancing, uncheck the "File placement rules respect real-time file placement limits set by the balancing plug-ins". 

This tells the software to respect the file placement rules, even when they violate the real time placement limits set by the SSD Optimizer. 

 

 

If you want the File Placement Rules to keep the files on the SSD drive, regardless:

  • Install the SSD OPtimizer, enable it, and configure it.
  • Set File Placement rules for the folders/files in question etc, selecting the SSD drive(s) (and any others). 
  • On the Settings (main) page for the balancing, uncheck the "Unless the drive is being emptied". 
Normally, the SSD Optimizer balancer attempts to "empty" the SSD/cache drives, clearing them out. Normally, the balancers will respect the file placement rules *except* when the drives are being emptied. Meaning it will not respect the file placement rules properly. 
Unchecking this means that the file placement rule will *always* be respected, even if a balancer (including the StableBit Scanner balancer) wants to empty out the drive. 
 
 
These rules are not mutually exclusive, meaning that if you want to do both, just set the rules and settings accordingly, and you can get both options. 

Edited by Christopher (Drashna), 02 March 2016 - 07:03 PM.
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