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Windows 7: Solid state drives. Worth it?

11 Dec 2008   #1
eggyuk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Solid state drives. Worth it?

I'm thinking of using a ssd for my windows 7 build early next year. I was just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on them. Ocz do some good value drives but I've heard their write speeds are painfully slow


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11 Dec 2008   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm thinking I'll give them a year or so to come down in price and work out any bugs they might have. I'd want at least a 64 GB one for the OS. I don't mind testing software, but I'm not to keen on testing hardware I have to pay good $$ for. Now if someone wanted to give/loan me one, I'm ready. LOL.

Gary
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11 Dec 2008   #3
DiamondNRG

 

I also need to test one of these out. They are a lot of money, but all good parts are. I am not happy with my current hard drive keeping me to a 6.0 WEI with my new i7 965EE!
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11 Dec 2008   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Diamond,

Welcome to the forums.

I'd like to have one or two of the SSD's, but I'm thinking I'll get more out of a faster graphics card and Seven x64 with 4 more gigs of Ram when it comes out.

Gary
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11 Dec 2008   #5
DiamondNRG

 

Hi Gary, thanks for the welcome.

Yeah, I just want one of the nice SSD for my OS and main programs. Data can stay on this drive. Without counting my disk transfer score, I would have a WEI of 6.9 I do believe (for some reason that is all my CPU gets even though it is the fastest on the planet right now).
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11 Dec 2008   #6
Johnnylane

Windows 7 x64, Build 7000
 
 

OCZ has a great deal on these things with a factory rebate. I've been running Win 7 off of a 64GB for a couple of weeks now.

It is not the miracle I was told it would be (always beware the it's too good to be true stories). However, MS Office 2007 flies off the drive. It opens fast. I do notice apps loading much quicker. And if you're ever looking for some cheap thrills, defrag one. It's almost humorously fast.

I would say at $100 (about what I paid) it is worth it. This compares to a 80GB Seagate I just bought for about $40.

At $650 or so, brand X, no.

See my related post: 6801 Ready for Prime Time?
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11 Dec 2008   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnylane View Post
OCZ has a great deal on these things with a factory rebate. I've been running Win 7 off of a 64GB for a couple of weeks now.

It is not the miracle I was told it would be (always beware the it's too good to be true stories). However, MS Office 2007 flies off the drive. It opens fast. I do notice apps loading much quicker. And if you're ever looking for some cheap thrills, defrag one. It's almost humorously fast.

I would say at $100 (about what I paid) it is worth it. This compares to a 80GB Seagate I just bought for about $40.

At $650 or so, brand X, no.

See my related post: 6801 Ready for Prime Time?
thanks for bring this to my attention...lol
as i have a laptop and a external HD i can really benifit from this....
and just as a rule of thumb limit your defrags...
this can reduce the lifespan of your SSD
also automatic defrag should be disabled (my opinion )
just my thought but thk for bring this to my attention
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11 Dec 2008   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
for some reason that is all my CPU gets even though it is the fastest on the planet right now).
Proud of your new chip are you? Can't see why....
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11 Dec 2008   #9
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
Hi Gary, thanks for the welcome.

Yeah, I just want one of the nice SSD for my OS and main programs. Data can stay on this drive. Without counting my disk transfer score, I would have a WEI of 6.9 I do believe (for some reason that is all my CPU gets even though it is the fastest on the planet right now).
i believe the CPU is next slower component on your machine
weird i guess it has to do on how the archictecture of i7....

but if you want to run the "fastest" machine
buy two or three SSD's
and hook them up in RAID....
THAT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE...
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11 Dec 2008   #10
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Proud of your new chip are you? Can't see why....
Meh... maybe?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
i believe the ram is next slower component on your machine

but if you want to run the "fastest" machine
buy two or three SSD's
and hook them up in RAID....
THAT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE...
Nah, my CPU is a 6.9 ... ram is a full maxed 7.9, graphics is maxed at 7.9 as well, gaming only got a 7.2 but considering I never game... thats ok.

But yeah, I'll deal with getting SSD as soon as its not so expensive, that way I can grab a second 28" LCD and another HD 4870 to throw them into crossfire ... and maybe trade my 6GB of ram in for 12 or something crazy like that, haha.
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