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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

14 Jul 2013   #1251
COMPUTIAC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John, I'd go with the Samsung 840 it uses the same DDR2 nand 400Mbs and 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller as the 840 Pro. I have some SanDisk USB stick and they are the slowest ones of the lot. Still ANY SSD would be an improvement over ANY HDD.
So you think the 840 is just as good as the 840 Pro ?


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14 Jul 2013   #1252
A Guy

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14 Jul 2013   #1253
paulpicks21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John, I'd go with the Samsung 840 it uses the same DDR2 nand 400Mbs and 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller as the 840 Pro. I have some SanDisk USB stick and they are the slowest ones of the lot. Still ANY SSD would be an improvement over ANY HDD.
So you think the 840 is just as good as the 840 Pro ?
I put an 250GB Regular 840 in a build I did for my Dad, the PC runs awesome. If you are not into numbers then it performs just great.
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14 Jul 2013   #1254
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Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

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Thank's for the link, it was an excellent read.

Thinking ahead for future M$ updates and when Win7 expires going to Win8 would it make more sense to get a 256GB over a 128GB ?
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14 Jul 2013   #1255
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Thank's for the link, it was an excellent read.

Thinking ahead for future M$ updates and when Win7 expires going to Win8 would it make more sense to get a 256GB over a 128GB ?
I would always say get as big as you can afford Bob, the 240/250/256GB ones seem to be reasonably priced now, in fact around the same price as my first 60GB one a few years back.

It also depends how you are going to use it. 128GB is plenty if you are gonna have a regular HDD for storage and for games if you have loads.

Paul.
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14 Jul 2013   #1256
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Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

The Samsung Pro 256GB is $215. at NCIX. The OCZ I have now, was $79. when new a year ago, now on newegg it is $190. this I do not understand !

My thought is to buy this one time and not be sorry in a couple of years, thinking back, why did I not get a bigger one. This is one reason why I did not buy the 128GB last week.
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14 Jul 2013   #1257
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Too many SSD beginners get impressed by the big numbers. But what you usually see are sequential transfer times of large blocks. However, for the OS those are completely irrelevant. The numbers to focus on are access time and 4K random R/W speeds because that's what the OS uses most of the time.

A good SSD that is suitable for the OS should have an access time around 0.1ms (as measured with AS SSD) and a 4K transfer time around 100MB/sec (as measured with Atto).
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14 Jul 2013   #1258
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
John, I'd go with the Samsung 840 it uses the same DDR2 nand 400Mbs and 3-Core Samsung MDX Controller as the 840 Pro. I have some SanDisk USB stick and they are the slowest ones of the lot. Still ANY SSD would be an improvement over ANY HDD.
Thanks Gary the 840 it is then when the cash flow is sorted.

You mentioned DDR2 NAND gate chips so does the Pro have a higher DDR NAND gate set in it say DDR3 or simply a faster DDR2?
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14 Jul 2013   #1259
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Too many SSD beginners get impressed by the big numbers. But what you usually see are sequential transfer times of large blocks. However, for the OS those are completely irrelevant. The numbers to focus on are access time and 4K random R/W speeds because that's what the OS uses most of the time.

A good SSD that is suitable for the OS should have an access time around 0.1ms (as measured with AS SSD) and a 4K transfer time around 100MB/sec (as measured with Atto).
Quoted for truth. Cannot stress this enough, for an OS drive, the advertised speeds are worthless. Number one factor before buying would be reliability, then performance. Any of the top drives should perform within a few percent of each other so you basically find a brand with a good reputation of being reliable and look to catch one on sale.
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14 Jul 2013   #1260
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

While browsing I found this site - probably known about already but if not id quite good .

The SSD Review « The Worlds Dedicated SSD Education and Review Resource | The SSD Review some really good reading for no brainers like me

PS the Guides tab then the SSD database gives al the brands and what controllers they have.
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