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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2


10 Oct 2012   #611
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

good point there,and one more thing,if u buy an SSD,can i still connect and use my normal HDD without any problems?


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10 Oct 2012   #612
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes. There is a tutorial on here for installing an SSD and loading Windows on it. You are going to put your OS on the SSD, along with programs/applications, etc. Pretty much anything that takes time to open up, you want it on the SSD. Some people even put games on their SSD if they ahve the space. Your HDD will be used as storage. Movies/music/pictures/documents........stuff that takes up a ton of room and doesn't need to load up in a split second, goes on the HDD. In fact, it's common practice to move your "User" folder to your HDD. That way, everything that naturally goes into those folders through normal use, bypasses your SSD completely.

Do a search on here and you will no doubt find hundreds of posts talking about exactly what you want to do. Like I said in my previous post........don't bother with that SSD, when 128GB SSD's are below $100, and offer probably double the speed of the smaller ones.
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10 Oct 2012   #613
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ohh great great,thats exactly what i was planning to do and the only reason im getting an SSD is to shorten the load times for my games so obviously will put them in the ssd too! Already found a 90GB Kingston SSD with 535 read and 4-something write speed,that seems much faster then the last one.
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10 Oct 2012   #614
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you can wait, the Samsung 840 Pro is coming out in a couple of weeks. Should be one of the fastest SSD's on the market, plus you absolutely can't beat Samsung reliability. Newegg has the Samsung 830 128GB on sale TODAY for $79.99 and that is an absolute steal.
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10 Oct 2012   #615
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
hey guys,not sure if this is the correct thread to ask this,but after hearing quite a lot about SSD's and whatnot i have finally decided to try one out for myself. As i have never EVER tried out a SSD before,i know nothing about them other then that they are like really fast. SO for now i choose this one: 30GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD Solid State Disk for notebooks and desktops
Its available at a local shop near my place which is really rare and costs arnd 38US$ new. Should i go for it?
I will be only running my OS and the current game whichever it is im playing on it.
30GB is a little tight. With proper planning, you can run the OS on it. But you have to inform yourself what needs to be done (e.g. delete the hiberfile, reduce the pagefile, etc.). And the user files have to go on a HDD.

One option you have (if this is the only model that you can easily get) is to install 2x30GB and run them as Raid0. But this is only possible on a desktop if you have enough Sata ports and power cables.

The OCZ Vertex is a good SSD. I have two 60GB and one 90GB models and never had any problems.

Here is a little tutorial that may give you some more insight: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

PS: Just read your other posts. Don't get too excited about transfer speeds. The big numbers are pretty irrelevant because the OS uses only small blocksizes (mainly 4K) to which those numbers do not apply. And anyhow, the fantastic performance of a SSD does not come from the transfer rates but from the extremely short access times and the fact that each location on the SSD is accessed at the same speed.
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10 Oct 2012   #616
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
hey guys,not sure if this is the correct thread to ask this,but after hearing quite a lot about SSD's and whatnot i have finally decided to try one out for myself. As i have never EVER tried out a SSD before,i know nothing about them other then that they are like really fast. SO for now i choose this one: 30GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD Solid State Disk for notebooks and desktops
Its available at a local shop near my place which is really rare and costs arnd 38US$ new. Should i go for it?
I will be only running my OS and the current game whichever it is im playing on it.
I think that's too small if you're going to load games, you'll fill it up quickly. I'd recommend the biggest SSD you can afford for space and the larger ones seem to perform better. Samsung 830s will be dropping in price in anticipation of the new 840s release and they are excellent drives.

The tutorial WHS referenced is a good choice and a new install will give you the best system.
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11 Oct 2012   #617
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
If you can wait, the Samsung 840 Pro is coming out in a couple of weeks. Should be one of the fastest SSD's on the market, plus you absolutely can't beat Samsung reliability. Newegg has the Samsung 830 128GB on sale TODAY for $79.99 and that is an absolute steal.
well that IS a great deal but considering my location,it would cost about twice as much for it to reach me in one piece thats why i prefer to buy local and they still cost double.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
hey guys,not sure if this is the correct thread to ask this,but after hearing quite a lot about SSD's and whatnot i have finally decided to try one out for myself. As i have never EVER tried out a SSD before,i know nothing about them other then that they are like really fast. SO for now i choose this one: 30GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD Solid State Disk for notebooks and desktops
Its available at a local shop near my place which is really rare and costs arnd 38US$ new. Should i go for it?
I will be only running my OS and the current game whichever it is im playing on it.
30GB is a little tight. With proper planning, you can run the OS on it. But you have to inform yourself what needs to be done (e.g. delete the hiberfile, reduce the pagefile, etc.). And the user files have to go on a HDD.

One option you have (if this is the only model that you can easily get) is to install 2x30GB and run them as Raid0. But this is only possible on a desktop if you have enough Sata ports and power cables.

The OCZ Vertex is a good SSD. I have two 60GB and one 90GB models and never had any problems.

Here is a little tutorial that may give you some more insight: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

PS: Just read your other posts. Don't get too excited about transfer speeds. The big numbers are pretty irrelevant because the OS uses only small blocksizes (mainly 4K) to which those numbers do not apply. And anyhow, the fantastic performance of a SSD does not come from the transfer rates but from the extremely short access times and the fact that each location on the SSD is accessed at the same speed.
wow.....really? Did NOT know that,thanks And i have decided to wait for the new samsung 840 or whatever,better to wait a bit and invest once properly.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
hey guys,not sure if this is the correct thread to ask this,but after hearing quite a lot about SSD's and whatnot i have finally decided to try one out for myself. As i have never EVER tried out a SSD before,i know nothing about them other then that they are like really fast. SO for now i choose this one: 30GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II SSD Solid State Disk for notebooks and desktops
Its available at a local shop near my place which is really rare and costs arnd 38US$ new. Should i go for it?
I will be only running my OS and the current game whichever it is im playing on it.
I think that's too small if you're going to load games, you'll fill it up quickly. I'd recommend the biggest SSD you can afford for space and the larger ones seem to perform better. Samsung 830s will be dropping in price in anticipation of the new 840s release and they are excellent drives.

The tutorial WHS referenced is a good choice and a new install will give you the best system.
Great info in that case,will wait till 840's arrive and according to my budget i will get either 830 or the 840 later
Btw,when is it going to be released anyways?
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11 Oct 2012   #618
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yeah KB wish Newegg shipped to here - that 830 is $105 here plus a heap of other stuff like CPU's and mobo's are also so much cheaper even with I suspect shipping
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11 Oct 2012   #619
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think the new Samsung 840 will be on Newegg on Oct 23rd.
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11 Oct 2012   #620
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Samsung has decided to split their SSD line in two. Their value line is called the Samsung 840, while their performance line is Samsung 840 Pro....keep that in mind when ordering. Also, according to articles and Newegg, it will launch 10/23 like Britton said. I personally don't think you can go wrong with the 830/840/840 Pro....they should all be rock-solid reliable and as fast as you need it to be. You will see and feel a huge performance increase coming from a mechanical HD for sure!
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