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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

28 May 2011   #1511
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Hopalong, Also by cloning your HD to another partition you always have a backup OS. If you just leave it and it should not be a dual boot. If the Parted magic asks if you want an enhanced secure erase I select NO. Enhanced is just a military grade secure erase and not necessary unless you are giving me your SSD and don't want me to know your secrets.


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28 May 2011   #1512
Hopalong X

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

That just erases the data. It doesn't flash the drive.

Also it is for the Indilinx and Sandforce controllers.
320 uses Intel.
AnandTech - The Intel SSD 320 Review: 25nm G3 is Finally Here
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28 May 2011   #1513
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I use it and it works well. The program just issues a signal to begin a secure erase. The secure erase itself is done by the SSD not the program, the program is just issuing the command.
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28 May 2011   #1514
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Read the top part of the box

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28 May 2011   #1515
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Hopalong, If you disagree with me it's OK. Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. However, that program is good to have in your toolbox even if you don't use it for secure erase. It has about 10 other programs that are useful such as gparted, clonezilla a partition editor and others.
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28 May 2011   #1516
Hopalong X

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

Essenbe

I used the Intel Migrate and made an image back to the original HDD. I can run tool box from there.
I guess I'll have to unplug that HDD for now.
It is also Active so the SSD is trying to index it. Why I have no idea except that it is active??

I may go ahead and do the fresh install tomorrow. Too late now and my back is killing me- nothing new.

Thanks for all the help.
Mike


Having the clone up and ready to go was a good idea for now especially.
Then after the clean install I'll make regular Macrium Images and Windows Image to use for restoring.
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28 May 2011   #1517
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Parted magic is free. They have a paid version. Did you boot to your old HD and go to disk management and delete the partition on the SSD? The toolbox will not secure erase a drive with a partition.
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28 May 2011   #1518
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can not Secure Erase the the drive while Windows is running on it. needs to be as a secondary drive.


I do alot of testing, experimenting, and messing around.

Therfore, I do many, many System Restores from a Acronis Back Up.

Even with so may restores, I have only done a Secure Erase on my Intel Drive 1 time.
its has so many re-images I lost count a long time ago, as well as a couple Clean Windows installations. Its still running just as good today as day 1.



With my OCZ drive, after a period of time performance starts to degrade. Especially if it gets re-imaged too much.
It ends up needing a Sanitary Erase to regain its performance, especially if I wanted to re-install Windows on it.

My Intel drive however seems to maintain its performance regardelss how times it gets re-imaged. It just hangs right in there. Sure, it might drop in performance slightly after a few, but if I leave it alone its right back up to speed in a day on its own.

Newer OCZ drives may very well be different, but thats one thing I love about the Intel.

Anyway, the point is & many may disagree but ...
Secure Erase should only be done if absolutely needed.
For the purpose of re-Imaging and daily use, it doesnt hurt it performance-wise.

I would even say, re-installing Windows all that you really need to do with Intel, format it and continue on.
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28 May 2011   #1519
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I guess I gave you the wrong link. I thought I was linking to the free version.
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28 May 2011   #1520
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Wishmaster, I have both also. I do more secure erases than you, but I also find that my Vertex2 degrades much faster. OCZ says you have to let it idle at the logon screen for at least 2 hrs. a week. Intel says that dosen't work with theirs. I'm going to try out your theory about not SE my Intel and see if it holds up. Strangely, it seems to degrade in benchmarks, but not in practice. I would never know it if I didn't benchmark. I guess that's why I have always said benchmarks are only for bragging rights, they have nothing to do with actual performance.
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