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Windows 7: Questions about SSD's and Hard Drives

30 Oct 2010   #11
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

masplin,
This would be my suggestion two items which will future proof your system and greatly increase your performance.
Asus Serial ATA Controllers at TigerDirect
and then:
Crucial CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 RealSSD C300 2.5 Solid State Drive - 64GB, 2.5, SATA III, 6.0GBs at TigerDirect
64gb should handle you needs very well as it has mine. Cheers and which ever advice you select good luck with it's installation and keep us in the loop which ever way you go.


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30 Oct 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
masplin,
This would be my suggestion two items which will future proof your system and greatly increase your performance.
Asus Serial ATA Controllers at TigerDirect
and then:
Crucial CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 RealSSD C300 2.5 Solid State Drive - 64GB, 2.5, SATA III, 6.0GBs at TigerDirect
64gb should handle you needs very well as it has mine. Cheers and which ever advice you select good luck with it's installation and keep us in the loop which ever way you go.
The Crucial is a nice option (fast reads) but the write speed is very slow.
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30 Oct 2010   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe I'm missing something wouldn't the read speeds be more important for a OS and app. drive? If it took me 30 minutes more to load everything to enjoy much faster read speeds I'd gladly give that up. But all in all there are lots of great drives out there and more coming down the pike everyday.
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30 Oct 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Maybe I'm missing something wouldn't the read speeds be more important for a OS and app. drive? If it took me 30 minutes more to load everything to enjoy much faster read speeds I'd gladly give that up. But all in all there are lots of great drives out there and more coming down the pike everyday.
In principle you are right. But there are options that have fast read and write speeds. And if you check in Resource Monitor > Disc tab, you will find that the system does quite a few writes.
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30 Oct 2010   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

whs,
You may be right. But man I'm so happy with this drive and it has actually learned it's way to a 7.7 WEI score. I've heard great things about Intel's and many other quality drives but I can't wait for what's coming soon. In a perfect world I'd have bought a Sata III, SLC, 256gb drive but that isn't going to happen anytime soon.
Cheers !
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31 Oct 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ngrungebb91 View Post
Could I put my OS on a higher performance SSD and then all of my data on a 1TB hard drive that I'm using right now for both as a main hard drive. YES

Will i see a faster boot..faster loading of programs..etc???? YES
You will notice the improvement.
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31 Oct 2010   #17
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi whs. On the spec the only difference I can see on the OCZ drives is the Vertex has 50,000 IOPS vs 10,000 for Agility. Since I assume more is good why is the Aglity more expensive or that just a coincidence? Tks Mike
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31 Oct 2010   #18
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

I just did exactly what you're talking about.
The week before I got an Imation 60GB M series drive and it had decent specs, but it was terrible.
I either had a bad drive or the specs were just that poor.

I got a Vertex 2 from OCZ Thursday night, couldn't be happier.

It's only a 60GB drive...encoding video to it is very fast, but...you can start running out of room real quick.

I use mine for only OS, Apps, and to write video to (I later move it to a 1TB NAS for storage...)

If you need it now, either the Agility, Vertex or Crucial are fine drives. Intel is a nice drive too.

I was told end of this year to beginning of next the Generation 2 drives are coming out, more space, less $ and better performance. All depends on your hurry..

120.00 after a rebate..
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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31 Oct 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
Hi whs. On the spec the only difference I can see on the OCZ drives is the Vertex has 50,000 IOPS vs 10,000 for Agility. Since I assume more is good why is the Aglity more expensive or that just a coincidence? Tks Mike
Mike, I am afraid I cannot answer your question on how they arrive at those prices. I suspect that it has to do with production cost and forecast.
I have worked for many years with product pricers. They have their own ways. E.g. if they are not convinced that your product forecast will hold, they throw in a hefty financial contingency which can be more than the actual product cost. Then you get a high number for cost+profit margin+contingency - and that divided by the forecast number determines the price. It really has nothing to do with the technical capabilities of the product.
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31 Oct 2010   #20
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So is the Vertex 2 "better" with 50,000 IOPS?
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