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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

27 May 2011   #1491
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Winsat formal

WD Caviar Black 7200RPM.
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 95.63 MB/s 6.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.50 MB/s 4.0

Intel 320
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 252.44 MB/s 7.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 182.82 MB/s 7.6


What I highlighted in red was the real shocker to me. 1.5 to 182 is 1200x.

That is what affects loading Windows. Random Reads. Jumping everywhere on the disk to load the apps.
That doesn't make it 1200 times faster loading Windows but it is a major gain.

Also I noticed yesteday evening after SSD was running I had 9 IE9 tabs open.

I only have more than three open when I'm searching though the tutorials for specific info.
You open one with a link then another then another, I looked at the tabs and had nine open.
No lag.
Click open. Click open.

I realize keeping the cache clean and internet speed varies but I have always had some delay on a new tab opening with the HDD.
Beyond six tabs was sometimes REALLY slow.





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27 May 2011   #1492
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Sounds like you are happy with the purchase. I certainly was. I have 2 now and am fixing to buy another. Soon I'll put one in my new laptop. That is if I can find a laptop I like that I can affoard.
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27 May 2011   #1493
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Sounds like you are happy with the purchase. I certainly was. I have 2 now and am fixing to buy another. Soon I'll put one in my new laptop. That is if I can find a laptop I like that I can affoard.
Switching to an SSD on a laptop is the easiest. Just 3 or 4 screws. I put a 60GB Vertex2 and a 80GB Intel on the laptops the wife uses (she has little data and most of it is on sticks). On my own Vaio that I use for teaching at the computer club I put a 90GB Vertex2.
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27 May 2011   #1494
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Sounds like you are happy with the purchase. I certainly was. I have 2 now and am fixing to buy another. Soon I'll put one in my new laptop. That is if I can find a laptop I like that I can affoard.
Switching to an SSD on a laptop is the easiest. Just 3 or 4 screws. I put a 60GB Vertex2 and a 80GB Intel on the laptops the wife uses (she has little data and most of it is on sticks). On my own Vaio that I use for teaching at the computer club I put a 90GB Vertex2.
Thanks WHS, I need all the help I can get. Doing that is my exact intention.
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27 May 2011   #1495
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Just keep us informed. It's a frequently discussed subject.
I had to go back and disable Superfetch again. I can't explain it, and I don't have any data to back me up, but things just feel more responsive and smoother with it disabled. With it enabled I'd notice a tick here and there that does not exist when Superfetch is disabled.
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27 May 2011   #1496
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Just keep us informed. It's a frequently discussed subject.
I had to go back and disable Superfetch again. I can't explain it, and I don't have any data to back me up, but things just feel more responsive and smoother with it disabled. With it enabled I'd notice a tick here and there that does not exist when Superfetch is disabled.

That was similar to my experience.
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28 May 2011   #1497
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Just keep us informed. It's a frequently discussed subject.
I had to go back and disable Superfetch again. I can't explain it, and I don't have any data to back me up, but things just feel more responsive and smoother with it disabled. With it enabled I'd notice a tick here and there that does not exist when Superfetch is disabled.
The usefulness of Superfetch will largely depend on the way you work. If you often go back to programs/processes/data that you had previously used, it will speed things up because it can fetch the reference from the RAM cache.

If, however, you never return to what was previously used and always call in new/different programs/data from the SSD, then the cached stuff will never be used and you pay the small Superfetch caching overhead for no gain.

Another parameter, of course, is the size of the RAM. With a small RAM (e.g. 2GB), there will not be enough space to cache a lot of history. But with 4GB and more, this should not be a problem.
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28 May 2011   #1498
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Good or bad here is my only benchmark.


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28 May 2011   #1499
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The access time looks excellent. The 4K read seems a bit low. I have only Atto data to compare. And that usually shows a bit differently.
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28 May 2011   #1500
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hmm, I would expect the 4K read to be around 20-21.


Then again, if you've been testing and benchmarking a lot (which I think we all do when we get a new SSD) it may be the cause.
Just run your Toolbox Optimizer, and let the drive be a day or 2 and it'll work itself back out.

To much benchmarking can hinder the performance temporarily. But nothing permanent or to be alarmed about.


Still, those look like good scores to me
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