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Windows 7: Should I buy?

29 Jul 2011   #1
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Should I buy?

Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Feel like this is a total steal. 450MB READS!! You have to BE KIDDDN ME!


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29 Jul 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Super slow writes. There are cheaper options available with better read/write balances. Like this Kingston drive for $80 after rebate:

Newegg.com - Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2N/64GZ 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD)

But, if slow write speeds aren't a concern for you, it's not a bad option.
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29 Jul 2011   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I don't know about the slow writes and you won't either. OS installations are all about 4kb reads and access times. That is what you buy an SSD for. I have 2, 1 on 2 different machines and have not noticed any slow writes and get 7.9 in WEI.
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29 Jul 2011   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Feel like this is a total steal. 450MB READS!! You have to BE KIDDDN ME!

That's a steal wish it was a little Biger it would be sweet
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29 Jul 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Set it up right and it doesn't need to be bigger. While I don't play games and have them installed, I have half the space free on mine. Windows 7 takes up about 16GB. You can install a lot of apps on the 40GB that is left.
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29 Jul 2011   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The Seq. Read/Write speeds mean very little to nothing for the OS.

I have my OS on a 40GB Intel, which was advertised with Seq. 175Read/40Writes.
My OCS Vertex had Seq. 230Read/100 write speeds.

If looking at advertised specs, you would think the OCZ was the faster drive.When in reality, its the complete opposite. The Intel was faster by a good margin.


As mentioned, 4k is what you should be looking at, as thats what matters.
The advertised Seq. are just marketing for the most part.
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29 Jul 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Wishmaster, +1. I have 2 Crucials, an Intel X25 80GB and a Vertex2 90GB. They all advertise very different speeds, but in actual use, you have to look very hard to tell a difference.
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29 Jul 2011   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Wishmaster, +1. I have 2 Crucials, an Intel X25 80GB and a Vertex2 90GB. They all advertise very different speeds, but in actual use, you have to look very hard to tell a difference.

Well im not going to be purchasing something like that for a long time

But I did post my performance on the other post of SSD perfromance
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29 Jul 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Here are my 3. The total score really means nothing. The most important thing is the access times. If you can notice the difference in .1ms, then you are a better man than me. The write times mean nothing, just access times and 4kb reads.
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29 Jul 2011   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The write times mean nothing, ...
To you. That doesn't mean it doesn't matter to anyone else for their application, or at all. For instance, writes very much matter in a workhorse server or on someone's workhorse media machine. You should try not to apply your logic as fact because people can get the incorrect impression.

The controller is one of the most integral parts of the SSD in determining performance. This is why you can see two drives listed with the same write/read speeds but have vastly different performance.
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