How to speed up SATA hard drives in Windows 7

SATA is the abbreviated form of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. The current standard technology for connecting a hard drive or SSD to the rest of the computer. SATA is a single cable with a minimum of four wires that helps create a point-to-point connection between devices. If you wish, you can speed up SATA hard drives in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Speed up SATA hard drives

In Windows, by default, the advanced write caching feature of SATA hard drives is not enabled. To enable it, write ‘devmgmt.msc‘ in start menu search bar and hit enter to open the Device Manager.

Device manger

In the left side, select Disk Drives and rightt-click on it.

Device manger properties

Open its Properties and go to Policies tab.

Device manger properties 2

There select Enable Advanced Performance.

Click OK.

This will help you speed up SATA hard drives in Windows 7.

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