I found out a simple step which is supposed to look for patterns in your usage and preload the things you need into memory to make programs start faster, this is called preload. Instructions here e.g. http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/3414/small-tip-speed-up-your-system-with-preload/
and then this morning I found e4rat
which looks awesome, it logs all the files read from your hard disk (not for use on SSDs) at boot, and then arranges them in order so your disk can read at maximum speed during boot whilst minimising seeking. It then 'preloads' these files using the command
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as a kernel option.
My question is this, will these two interfere in a negative way?