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Windows 7: Windows 7 HD and SSD Performance Analyzed


29 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 HD and SSD Performance Analyzed

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Today we're going to look at how various types of disks perform under Windows 7, both of the traditional platter based variety and new solid state disks.
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29 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I already know how this will end but I'm stoked you posted it, it'll be a good read. Thanks dude!
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29 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome Dude.
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29 May 2009   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Great stuff -- BUT I think there's still a flaw with this test. True Windows 7 seems to exploit the SSD faster but remember the actual low level "Physical I/O" is actually handled by windows performing BIOS calls to write / read the data. The Bios will probably treat the SSD device as a "classical disk" which the hardware driver will handle.

Unless your Bios has been re-written so it can handle SSD devices to their full potential the results of your test are only an indication of future improvements we can expect as the technology matures.

I'm really sure that SSD's will deliver AT LEAST a 2 - 4 times improvement in disk performance really soon and since poor disk performance is usually a major bottleneck in nearly every computer (both home and work ones) that I've ever used SSD's used to their full potential should really make things fly.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 May 2009   #5

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Great stuff -- BUT I think there's still a flaw with this test. True Windows 7 seems to exploit the SSD faster but remember the actual low level "Physical I/O" is actually handled by windows performing BIOS calls to write / read the data. The Bios will probably treat the SSD device as a "classical disk" which the hardware driver will handle.

Unless your Bios has been re-written so it can handle SSD devices to their full potential the results of your test are only an indication of future improvements we can expect as the technology matures.

I'm really sure that SSD's will deliver AT LEAST a 2 - 4 times improvement in disk performance really soon and since poor disk performance is usually a major bottleneck in nearly every computer (both home and work ones) that I've ever used SSD's used to their full potential should really make things fly.

Cheers
jimbo
I don't think performance improvement will come from the BIOS. It will come from SATA3 (6 Gbps). Believe me, actual SSD are really fast, I don't know how they could be 2-4 times faster than they are. Actually, I don't know how I could have a faster computer for daily usage (except that stupid Adobe flash zoomed in Firefox which can take 100% of my 4 cores).

Maybe you should try a small SSD, you will fall in love with them
Note: DON'T BUY JMICRON CONTROLLED SSD!
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