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Windows 7: My first solid state.


09 May 2011   #21
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
<<And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.>>
Please view my Specs.
Any idea for that?
As long as your MB can do SATA (yours does) your system specs are fine for an SSD drive. You'll also have no issues under Windows 7, in fact SSD drives are perfect for 7.

You have nothing to worry about


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09 May 2011   #22
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
<<And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.>>
Please view my Specs.
Any idea for that?
As long as your MB can do SATA (yours does) your system specs are fine for an SSD drive. You'll also have no issues under Windows 7, in fact SSD drives are perfect for 7.

You have nothing to worry about
I hope so!
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09 May 2011   #23
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
ssd benefits?

Ok,the truth is that i order the ssd for speed.
But which are the really benefits of it?
My everyday pc use is:
Internet browsing,HD movies,Gaming,Downloading,scanning with esetss/mbam/superant
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09 May 2011   #24
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Ok,the truth is that i order the ssd for speed.
But which are the really benefits of it?
My everyday pc use is:
Internet browsing,Gaming,Downloading,scanning with esetss/mbam/superant
I bought one a month ago, mostly on an impulse.

The only clearcut advantage is in boot speeds as far as I can tell. From 47 seconds down to 31 seconds. Whoopee.

My SSD has Windows and all my apps. I don't notice that programs or files open any quicker. Excel opens nearly instantaneously, but it did so before the SSD. I have a large Excel file that takes about 6 seconds to open now and it took about 6 seconds before I bought the SSD.

Don't expect to be bowled over.


Your scans might be quicker---I use MBAM and MSE, but haven't noticed any difference.

Defrag would probably be faster, but you don't defrag SSDs.
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09 May 2011   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The only clearcut advantage is in boot speeds as far as I can tell. From 47 seconds down to 31 seconds. Whoopee.
My boot times went from about 40 seconds down to 16. And I see big differences in virus scans as well as malwarebyte scans.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
My SSD has Windows and all my apps. I don't notice that programs or files open any quicker. Excel opens nearly instantaneously, but it did so before the SSD.
My fast opening apps like Office, stayed about the same. However, things like games went from loading in 15-20 seconds down to 3-4. It's a very noticeable difference there. My video editing application, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD opens much faster with my SSD than it did on my standard spinner drive.

I don't consider SSD's a requirement. In fact, i only have 1 computer with an SSD and don't have plans to upgrade the others.
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09 May 2011   #26
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you don't trust the system now, and feel it is unstable, getting an SSD isn't going to solve that problem for you. Figure out that issue first, and then worry about using the SSD.

As for the bad things you've read on the internet...stick to reading from reputable sites.

As for the reasons to get an SSD, you should already know these if you've been asking which SSD you want. Boot speed is nearly meaningless to me, as the difference between 20 to 40 seconds once a day doesn't amount to much. The responsiveness of the system is why I am using SSDs for my system drivers in two computers now.
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09 May 2011   #27
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

PParks:

Have you noticed any faster opening of Photoshop?? I have not. I just checked---CS3 takes 10 seconds to open, about what it took on a spinning drive.

Is that 16 seconds boot as measured by the Visual Basic script found on this site--or through another program's measurement? I get 31 seconds using the script and 12 seconds using another program (Bootracer) that clearly measures something else--excludes the time spent in the BIOS I think---rather than a complete shutdown/reboot cycle.

I'm underwhelmed by SSDs, but did not expect to be overwhelmed. Overall, neutral. I won't buy another until 1 TB sizes fall to where 80 GB sizes are now. I expect to reuse my current 80 GB for foreseeable future builds--5 to 10 years.
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09 May 2011   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
PParks:

Have you noticed any faster opening of Photoshop?? I have not. I just checked---CS3 takes 10 seconds to open, about what it took on a spinning drive.
I'm to poor to afford photoshop. Honestly, I don't need photoshop and I don't pirate software, so photoshop is something that I don't use.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Is that 16 seconds boot as measured by the Visual Basic script found on this site--or through another program's measurement?
It's a stopwatch timing. From the point that my BIOS hands off to Windows, and the screen goes black and says Starting Windows to my desktop is 16 seconds with a stopwatch. I think Bootracer claimed about 14 seconds if memory serves correctly.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'm underwhelmed by SSDs, but did not expect to be overwhelmed. Overall, neutral. I won't buy another until 1 TB sizes fall to where 80 GB sizes are now. I expect to reuse my current 80 GB for foreseeable future builds--5 to 10 years.
I've seen quite a number of people here who claim they will never touch another computer that doesn't have an SSD again. I don't feel that way. In fact, my work computers all have spinners (WD Caviar Blue's) and I don't feel they are slow in any way, nor do they have to be any faster.

My boss actually sent me a link today and said, "hey, if I can get our team approval for this, which SSD drive of these do you want?". But all of the drives were 80GB and with my laptop I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu and I have about 90GB of stuff on my C drive because of VM's and the like. So, my opinion was that I probably would just stick with my 160GB spinner drive rather than try to survive on an 80GB SSD. The performance difference just isn't worth the lack of space on my laptop.

But for my home computer, where I have an SSD and a 1TB spinner, I'm glad I bought the SSD and don't regret it in any way. That machine always feels faster when i sit down and use it.
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09 May 2011   #29
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 


I thing i will cancel the order for now.....
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09 May 2011   #30
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would expect photoshop to be more like this;


Or like this;

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