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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

25 Aug 2010   #701
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
of course but it does show how good this drive is. over at AS SSD Benchmark thread the Crucial is beating everything (as a single drive) by a long way
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Thought you might notice that

They're getting good benchmarks and reviews.
Why did you have to point this out? My student loan dough should be here in a few days - hope I get a good deal on used textbooks and have some money left over for, uh...pencils...


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26 Aug 2010   #702
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You might want to hold off on those...uh....pencils for a month or two

It's been predicted by several sources that the SSD prices are going to drop in Q4 this year.

The release of the new 25nm G3 Intel SSDs are going to be in the next month or two.

For these two reasons I would wait for a while.
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26 Aug 2010   #703
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

i pointed it out because a few of us here have been having a friendly debate about which drive performs best "in the real world". it's not that I'm a Crucial fanboy. If/when new drives come out that out perform this one (noticeably outperform that is) then I'll get one no matter who makes it
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26 Aug 2010   #704
Zenith2009

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

But to perform at this speed you need SATA III interface?!
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26 Aug 2010   #705
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

That's why I have this
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26 Aug 2010   #706
Dave76

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Some motherboards have 6Gb/s controllers or you can get an add on card.
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26 Aug 2010   #707
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
i pointed it out because a few of us here have been having a friendly debate about which drive performs best "in the real world". it's not that I'm a Crucial fanboy. If/when new drives come out that out perform this one (noticeably outperform that is) then I'll get one no matter who makes it
Of course, one always has to remember that the raw throughput numbers do not tell the whole story. When it comes to an OS drive, your random I/O scores count more than anything else. This is not to say that the Crucial isn't a great drive...it's fantastic...but benchmarks can be misleading.
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27 Aug 2010   #708
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I agree that they can be misleading but benchmarks are what people want to see (otherwise threads like this wouldn't exist)
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27 Aug 2010   #709
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I agree that they can be misleading but benchmarks are what people want to see (otherwise threads like this wouldn't exist)
True, but a drive that is number 1 on a benchmark might not perform number in the real world. Far too many people don't know what to pay attention to to truly get the best performance possible.
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29 Aug 2010   #710
omnimodis78

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
While I understand that SSD's are great with read speeds and almost non-existent access times.....there is no denying that their write speeds are staggeringly bad.

So, my question for the SSD's users out here is what you really think overall about the SSD drive? I'm not talking about a screenshot of a benchmark, or a timed reboot of your machine...but rather what is performance like installing the OS, installing some software, installing some games, etc.
I just upgraded my system drive to an SSD drive, and let me say that the word "upgrade" is almost not even the right word to use. The speeds are so insane that I've never experienced such a shift in performance before, not when I upgraded my CPU, or RAM, or anything. I haven't even done a benchmark (and won't be doing one as it's pointless and silly, unless you suspect problems and need to confirm that something isn't quite right), but other than that, read speeds and write speeds are both substantially faster. Loading Windows is faster, though it doesn't blow me away, but once I'm in Windows, it's like night and day from using an HDD as a system drive. From the moment I press the power button, to the moment Windows is ready is about 10-12 seconds. Shutting down, so, from the point of clicking on 'Shut down" to the the moment when the power light on my tower goes off is about 2-4 seconds. I timed them both btw, but instead of giving the average, I gave the min and max times. Impressive. I can click on anything, within seconds of Windows starting, and there's no delay. Windows having to "warm up" is a thing of the past. Installing small to medium programs are so fast that I swear sometimes I don't even see that installation progress screen. It just goes from the installation confirmation screen to the "installation completed" screen. I thought something was wrong actually, but to my joy I realized that's just the nature of SSD performance. Games, Office 2010, etc install fast also.
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