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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

15 Sep 2012   #591
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

John, the Sandisk is rated at 550/510 but that's SataIII. Sata II I would think, would be faster than that.


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15 Sep 2012   #592
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
John, the Sandisk is rated at 550/510 but that's SataIII. Sata II I would think, would be faster than that.
Ah now you have me at a disadvantage there mate as I don't quite get what that means. Is it because I am running an old machine with DDR2? or the way it is set up in the BIOS or something?
I mean I can't complain about the increase in speed in fact it totally took me by complete surprise as I only had 2GB RAM and that small CPU in for starters.

I will have a Google and see what the difference is between II and III
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15 Sep 2012   #593
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

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If you have DDR2 memory, I can just about assure you, you do not have sataIII. Sata is the Interface, sataIII is 6 Gb/s and sata II is 3 Gb/s. It's just a faster interface, but it doesn't make that big a difference. I would think you have it in AHCI mode in BIOS.
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15 Sep 2012   #594
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you have DDR2 memory, I can just about assure you, you do not have sataIII. Sata is the Interface, sataIII is 6 Gb/s and sata II is 3 Gb/s. It's just a faster interface, but it doesn't make that big a difference. I would think you have it in AHCI mode in BIOS.
Ok yes I was just curious essenbe I cannot find any ref to what the machine supports except that the machine CPU may run a 64bit 7 which I think I might get because the board I originally put the OEM on is defunct and I am getting the "warning" for that OEM (32bit) I used then and now have flipped it into the laptop so unless M$ take pity on me I shall have to get another.

Otherwise I shall have to go back to the dreaded Vista or a Ubuntu OS

Never rains but it pours eh?
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16 Sep 2012   #595
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

John, you are OK. Given your base hardware, that's all you can expect.

What Steve is saying pertains to a more modern sata interface (that you do not have). But since it gives you a significant performance improvement over the old HDD, you should be happy.
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16 Sep 2012   #596
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
John, you are OK. Given your base hardware, that's all you can expect.

What Steve is saying pertains to a more modern sata interface (that you do not have). But since it gives you a significant performance improvement over the old HDD, you should be happy.
Thanks Wolfgang yep the machine is five years old now and as you say the performance is that much faster its scary. The old Vista set up was areal slow coach of a thing so it makes a good backup for my main laptop.

I see now how much how getting the bloat off is such a bonus
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16 Sep 2012   #597
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you have DDR2 memory, I can just about assure you, you do not have sataIII. Sata is the Interface, sataIII is 6 Gb/s and sata II is 3 Gb/s. It's just a faster interface, but it doesn't make that big a difference. I would think you have it in AHCI mode in BIOS.
Just to be clear on this,

What is being alluded to here is that SATAll is usually associated with the newer motherboards that use DDR3 memory, whereas the older "DDR2" motherboards didn't utilize SATAlll interfaces. They're not related, it's just one way to tell look at features associated with a part.

Example - If someone says they have 8gig of RAM, I can infer they have a 64-bit OS as opposed to a 32-bit.
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16 Sep 2012   #598
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you have DDR2 memory, I can just about assure you, you do not have sataIII. Sata is the Interface, sataIII is 6 Gb/s and sata II is 3 Gb/s. It's just a faster interface, but it doesn't make that big a difference. I would think you have it in AHCI mode in BIOS.
Just to be clear on this,

What is being alluded to here is that SATAll is usually associated with the newer motherboards that use DDR3 memory, whereas the older "DDR2" motherboards didn't utilize SATAlll interfaces. They're not related, it's just one way to tell look at features associated with a part.

Example - If someone says they have 8gig of RAM, I can infer they have a 64-bit OS as opposed to a 32-bit.
What Steve alluded to is that if John had a board that only supports DDR2, It does not have any SATA III ports. SATA II is associated with older boards.
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16 Sep 2012   #599
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you have DDR2 memory, I can just about assure you, you do not have sataIII. Sata is the Interface, sataIII is 6 Gb/s and sata II is 3 Gb/s. It's just a faster interface, but it doesn't make that big a difference. I would think you have it in AHCI mode in BIOS.
Just to be clear on this,

What is being alluded to here is that SATAll is usually associated with the newer motherboards that use DDR3 memory, whereas the older "DDR2" motherboards didn't utilize SATAlll interfaces. They're not related, it's just one way to tell look at features associated with a part.

Example - If someone says they have 8gig of RAM, I can infer they have a 64-bit OS as opposed to a 32-bit.
What Steve alluded to is that if John had a board that only supports DDR2, It does not have any SATA III ports. SATA II is associated with older boards.
I'm sorry, but I thought that's what I said

I guess it's your way of clarifying what I said
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16 Sep 2012   #600
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

Just to be clear on this,

What is being alluded to here is that SATAll is usually associated with the newer motherboards that use DDR3 memory, whereas the older "DDR2" motherboards didn't utilize SATAlll interfaces. They're not related, it's just one way to tell look at features associated with a part.

Example - If someone says they have 8gig of RAM, I can infer they have a 64-bit OS as opposed to a 32-bit.
What Steve alluded to is that if John had a board that only supports DDR2, It does not have any SATA III ports. SATA II is associated with older boards.
I'm sorry, but I thought that's what I said

I guess it's your way of clarifying what I said
Drew, you said SATAll is usually associated with the newer motherboards I know you meant older MBs, which is what Gary was pointing out

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