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Windows 7: Help With Finding the Right SSD

30 Mar 2011   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
essenbe- Thank you very much! That is just the kind of useful information that I was seeking. You now have me considering the Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 120GB SATA II SSD...



I had originally shied away from this Intel SSD because of its lower write speeds, but as your tests show it is actually faster overall and I'm now thinking that it would be a more reliable and stable replacement drive candidate for my HP Elite desktop. Would you agree?

~Maxx~

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If you just store your OS and APPS on the SSD write speed is actually MUCH less significant then READ speed. Go for the FASTEST READ speed.

You shouldn't be writing too much to the SSD although if you have a large enough SSD then you could also use it as a Photosho scratch area too. Even a "Slow" write ssd speed is yonks faster than a typical HDD.

However as I said if the OS and apps are on the SSD then DO GO FOR FASTEST READ rather than worry about WRITE SPEED.

Cheers
jimbo


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30 Mar 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Jimbo45 is absolutely correct IMO. All SSDs advertise their speeds. However the advertised speeds are of no use to the average user. Unless you spend your day transferring 5-10GB files around, you will never see the advertised speeds, and even then you probably won't see them. In my experience, Jimbo is right; the two most important factors for an OS drive is the 4Kb read speed and the access time. For most of us, those are the only thing that matters. If Microsoft was right in reads outnumber writes 40-1, then it is a no brainer- reads are much more important.
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30 Mar 2011   #13
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I just read Dave76's post about intel-x25-m-120gb-ssd-deactivated by newegg which is being replaced by the 25nm Intel SSD 320...



Form Factors: 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch
Capacity — 80/160/300 GB (1.8-inch), 40/80/120/160/300/600 GB (2.5-inch)
Intel
Intel 25nm NAND MLC Flash Memory
SATA 3Gb/s interface
Sustained sequential read: Up to 270 MB/s
Sustained sequential write: Up to 220 MB/s
AES 128-bit Encryption
Intel SSD Toolbox
OS-aware hot plug/removal
Enhanced power-loss data protection
Power - Active - Up to 4W (TYP), Idle: 700 mW (non-DIPM)
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER): 1 sector per 1016 bits read
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1,200,000 hours
Lifetime Endurance - Up to 60 TBW
Weight: 1.8-inch: up to 49 grams, 2.5-inch 7mm: up to 82 grams, 2.5-inch 9.5mm: up to 88 grams
3-year warranty

I have been without my desktop for almost a month now and I was hoping to get the new SSD for it this next week. Newegg is currently out of stock on the Intel SSD 320's and I'm trying to decide whether to wait and get one or just go with the 34nm Intel SSD X25 like I was originally planning on doing. Is it risky adopting new technology like this?

~Maxx~

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30 Mar 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Newegg now lists it as out of stock and expects replacement on 4/4. There are other places to buy it also. Amazon is showing the 310 in stock ( through someone else).
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08 Apr 2011   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Update- essenbe, thanks for the heads up! The new 120 GB Intel 320 series SSD arrived today and I have an appointment to take it in to have it installed in my HP Elite desktop this next Monday.

~Maxx~

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08 Apr 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Good job, I hope you enjoy it. Let us know how it turns out.
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08 Apr 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You will really like the Intel drive, really any of the SSD drives. I've had the 80GB Intel X25-M G2 for quite a while now and it performs great. The new OCZ Vertex 3 just got released and has some fabulous specs and is reasonably priced at $299 for 120GB. My mobo only has SATA II, so I'm not going to upgrade at this point since I cannot completely take advantage of it, but it certainly does have a great spec sheet.
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08 Apr 2011   #18
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You will really like the Intel drive, really any of the SSD drives. I've had the 80GB Intel X25-M G2 for quite a while now and it performs great. The new OCZ Vertex 3 just got released and has some fabulous specs and is reasonably priced at $299 for 120GB. My mobo only has SATA II, so I'm not going to upgrade at this point since I cannot completely take advantage of it, but it certainly does have a great spec sheet.

Dave,
Isn't there an SSD made in the USA?
Don't want to bring politics into the forum so I will for now!
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14 Apr 2011   #19
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I got my Win 7 desktop with its new 25nm 120 GB Intel SSD 320 installed yesterday exactly 1 month to the day from when its original HDD crashed and it now boots in 14.5 seconds! Here are the initial benchmarks I did on it and Intel delivers just what they advertise...

~Maxx~



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15 Apr 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Maxxwire, congratulations. Those look like the numbers Intel advertised. I hope you enjoy it. They do make a difference.
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