I have been wondering if it's possible to reduce the time it takes to load game files on my PC, for example, in-between levels in Half Life 2.
I have just installed an SSD, and it's already significantly faster than my other, mechanical drive, but is there any other steps I can take that will reduce it even further?
For example, I have been thinking about enabling compression on the SSD filesystem. With a fast CPU on an IO-bound system, shouldn't this speed up read times as less data needs to be accessed?
Is there anything else that would help?
- Other software tweaks in Windows
- Hardware settings in BIOS / firmware upgrade