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Windows 7: SSD 10X faster than SATA?

21 Aug 2011   #1
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 
SSD 10X faster than SATA?

Have u use SSD?

I went to computer store, and
i was told that;
SSD is 10 X faster on reading
and
4 X slower on savings and writing
than
SATA hard drive.


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21 Aug 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have an SSD drive. It's sequential read time is about 200MB/sec...which is about 2x faster than a mechanical hard drive. My drive writes about 70MB/sec...which is nearly as fast as a mechanical hard drive.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd find another place to shop. SSD drives are SATA drives, so their explanation is flawed from the beginning.
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22 Aug 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Yes go elsewhere. My SSD does 400 MB/s on sequential read and 175 MB/s on sequential write. My fastest hard drive averages 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write.

What is more important is the random reads and writes for smaller files. An SSD blows away hard disks in both.

Though some low end SSD don't do sequential writes any faster than a hard drive, most do. So your source is basically full of crap.
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22 Aug 2011   #5
cluberti

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Right - the reads and writes are faster, but not enough to blow a mechanical disk out of the water. However, the real improvement (and where you really notice the performance increase) is seek times that go down from milliseconds (mechanical drives) to microseconds (SSDs), which effectively moves the system bottleneck back to the CPU where it belongs. The *real-world* time lost in hard disk technology isn't necessarily the speed to or from the platters, it's the time *getting to* the files themselves to be read or written. This is where an SSD makes it's mark.

Any shop that talks that way probably has at least a few employees that have no clue what they're talking about, but have no problem spouting off when asked anyway. I'm not sure I'd recommend going somewhere else to purchase per se like the others here, but I most certainly would not recommend asking anyone there for actual advice .
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22 Aug 2011   #6
cptscruffy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

it's a trololol computer store.
SDD faster than SATA drive?

-_- that's not even layman's terms... that's just clueless.
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