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SSD Tweaker 3.6.0

Get the best possible performance from your solid state drive

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 11 October 2015
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Developer: Elpamsoft
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SSD Tweaker
Get the best possible performance from your solid state drive

SSD Tweaker is a small tool which aims to optimise Windows for the best possible solid state drive performance.

For the most part this just involves turning off Windows features that generate drive activity. And so in a few clicks you can disable the Windows indexing service, NTFS 8.3 name creation and "last access" date stamping, boot tracing and so on. Or simply click "Auto Tweak Settings" and the program will optimise all your settings at once.

As with many tweaking tools, there are some risks here. Turning off 8.3 name creation may break some old software in unexpected ways, for instance. And disabling indexing entirely will make your Windows searches much slower, so it's far better to manually disable indexing of your SSD drive alone. (SSD Tweaker does tell you this, to be fair, but only in a tooltip-like Help pane - it's easy to miss.)

If you'd like to see if the program can help to optimise your SSD's performance, though, don't let this put you off. Just be sure to make a note of your original settings before you apply any tweaks, so it's easy to restore them later, should it be necessary.

Please note, there's also a commercial SSD Tweaker Pro version available. This also allows you to tweak relevant hibernation settings and Windows services, as well as providing the ability to check and optimise Windows TRIM status. The program can be yours for $12.95, and you can find out more at Elpamsoft.com.

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An easy-to-use tweaking tool that allows you to configure a number of vaguely SSD-related settings in a click. Some of these tweaks may have negative effects, though - note your original settings (or create a system restore point) before using SSD Tweaker

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Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

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