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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

23 Mar 2015   #1791
jonnyhillow

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I am surprised by the Intel 730's performance , everything i read about it was not blowing me away . Great reliability of course but speed seemed average at best. Newegg had some great deals on them a while back.

I am noticing the Samsung Evo 850's have dropped big time in price , saw a 500 gig yesterday for around $179.00.


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23 Mar 2015   #1792
jonnyhillow

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I picked up 2 Intel 730 240 gigs around last Christ Mas on sale $119.00 @.
Test them and they work well. Don't do much with them as yet but they don't rot doing nothing. I will use them on my next build when ever that is.

The reason I choose Intel is because Intel anything has never failed me and they work as advertised.

Super fast today and dead tomorrow doesn't impress me.
It's also handy because I have a local Intel dealer.


The thing I don't like about Intel SSD's is seldom do they have a super sale. You have to really keep watch for them because they will be gone in a heart beat.

Good point Layback Bear , i don't particularly care for dead myself actually , if you have an Intel dealer nearby that would influence me as well .

One thing i am curious about is how often Intel has firmware updates , seems like never lol.
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23 Mar 2015   #1793
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wish they had never invented those benchmark programs. Everybody is staring at those fantastic Read/Write times that apply to large blocks - but the OS does not deal with large blocks. It reads and writes those itty bitty 4K (Kilobytes) records and that in a random fashion. The large block nums may apply if you use the SSD as a data storage and write masses of data - e.g. if you write an image to a SSD. But not for daily OS operation.

For daily OS operation you have to focus on the access times. 0.05ms access time is twice as fast as 0.1ms access time and 300 times faster than the average access time to a HDD which is 15ms. It is this stellar access time that gives you the fantastic performance advantage of a SSD.

The faster read/write speed may have a small impact on boot times because then the system pulls in a lot of data. But does it really matter whether the system boots in 10 sec or 15 sec. That is usually a once per day event. But all during the day you will not really notice the difference between a so called fast SSD and slow SSD. And if you are really a performance addict, buy 2 of the same SSDs and Raid them.
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23 Mar 2015   #1794
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

WHS is correct, the response time is what makes it seem fast. We are measuring milliseconds (1/ 1000 of a second). I seriously doubt anyone could tell the difference in 1/1000 of a second and .5/ 1000th of a second, which is twice as fast.
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23 Mar 2015   #1795
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Superb post WHS , very informative , you know that guys will always need to show their numbers though even if it doesn't add up to a dang thing lol.

It's all ego .
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23 Mar 2015   #1796
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, comparing nums is always fun - even if it means nothing or not much.
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23 Mar 2015   #1797
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Isn't that the reason they make Benchmarks? I believe there is a benchmark on everything there is.
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23 Mar 2015   #1798
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I wish they had never invented those benchmark programs...
To paraphrase a friend of mine "Oh sweet, innocent, naive Wolfgang.."

All jokes aside, considering the tragic human tradition of "mine is bigger than yours", there really isn't any way to avoid it.. Then, only naturally, the marketing guys will bend it to their will. Benchmarks are just one innocent little snowflake in the grand avalaunch that is "modern technology.

These days, I fear our only hope is to make sure as many people as possible understand the "why" instead of just knowing the "what" about fast PC components, in the hopes that the majority won't go wrong in the future.. And now I feel this sudden indescribable urge to go re-watch Idiocracy.
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23 Mar 2015   #1799
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 Icarus View Post
I don't know why they haven't exploded in laptop use. They are perfect for them for durability and speed.
Well I use them and have done for some time in my laptops and though it might not be very important it does cut down on weight to those spinning things. My current ROG Asus has two bays and the transfer from the Samsung 850 EVO to the SanDisk Extreme is just awesome. The SanDisk is an older one but still very very quick and a brand I wish I could afford when the Samsungs are getting a bit out of my price range.

Now I am not sure because I do not really know but I would imagine the SSD's would be more robust when it comes to physical shock but I suppose I ought to read up on that. Heat would probably be the worst issue with them having such tiny transistor structures too but again I suppose the controllers on spinners would be affected by that too.
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23 Mar 2015   #1800
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

SSDs don't get warm because they run on only a couple of Watts. I have a 240GB SSD in an external eSata enclosure that runs all day (it houses my virtual partitions). When I touch it now at 11PM the thing is still cold.

In fact I had a heat problem with one of my wife's laptops when it had a HDD. After I put the SSD in, the heat problem disappeared.

Example - 240GB Kingston:


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