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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

15 Jul 2013   #1261
Johnnycash

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32
 
 

Sandforce incompressible data handling has really improved after the latest firmware update! FYI I am using the kingston hyperx 3k SSD. Initially, I was also under the same perception as you are all, but after doing a real test & not counting only on benchmarks has helped me to get hooked onto this piece of a gadget. Give it a try guys!


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15 Jul 2013   #1262
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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).
In your opinion what is a good SSD with these spec in a 256 drive that isn't the cost of a Samsung 840 Pro ? Since as you mentioned in another post in my situation, I'd be better with a 3 GB over a 6.
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15 Jul 2013   #1263
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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15 Jul 2013   #1264
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I've always recommended the Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, Corsair Neutron GTX, Plextor M5 Pro, OCZ Vertex 4, and Crucial M4. All of those use good controllers and have a solid reputation.
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15 Jul 2013   #1265
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
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).
In your opinion what is a good SSD with these spec in a 256 drive that isn't the cost of a Samsung 840 Pro ? Since as you mentioned in another post in my situation, I'd be better with a 3 GB over a 6.
Here are a couple. I own both a Mushkin and a Crucial M4 and am very happy with those.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
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15 Jul 2013   #1266
ICIT2LOL

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

Now I have had a look and can someone tell me the difference between the 840 Pro and the straight 840 apart from the price and that it seems to me the Pro has a very slight speed increase over the plain variety?

As for the comment by Johnny Cash I am using the SanDisk Extreme in my laptop and it has a Sandforce controller and it like I said before leaves my 830 in the blocks on boot up and I think even between apps tabs etc Mind you I do have 8 on it!

My supplier at the moment Solid State Drives (SSD) really does limit me to a few brands unlike what everyone else has got. So I cannot try the OCZ or Crucial right now as they used to carry them but not now. If you are wondering they are about the best priced site over here some are cheaper but very suspect.
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15 Jul 2013   #1267
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The "cellular" architecture is the biggest difference. The 840 Pro uses MLC nand and the 840 uses TLC nand. The TLC has more bits per cell than MLC, and therefore has a reputation of not lasting as long....whether or not that's true is up for debate. Also, the capacities are different. 128/256/512GB for the Pro models, 120/250/500 for the regular models. I think the 840 Pro has a longer warranty too.

If you really want to know the ins and outs of it, look up SLC nand, MLC nand, and TLC nand.

SLC = Single-level cells
MLC = Multi-level cells
TLC = Triple-level cells
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15 Jul 2013   #1268
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 kbrady1979 View Post
The "cellular" architecture is the biggest difference. The 840 Pro uses MLC nand and the 840 uses TLC nand. The TLC has more bits per cell than MLC, and therefore has a reputation of not lasting as long....whether or not that's true is up for debate. Also, the capacities are different. 128/256/512GB for the Pro models, 120/250/500 for the regular models. I think the 840 Pro has a longer warranty too.

If you really want to know the ins and outs of it, look up SLC nand, MLC nand, and TLC nand.

SLC = Single-level cells
MLC = Multi-level cells
TLC = Triple-level cells
Thanks mate I think I shall have to stick to the straight 840 as the finances are a bit stretched at the moment and I am not in any desperate rush
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15 Jul 2013   #1269
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

What size are you going for? 120/250/500?
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15 Jul 2013   #1270
ICIT2LOL

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

The 250 as the 120 is getting a bit full.
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