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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

23 Jun 2011   #1841
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Anybody know exactly what SSD Life is reading to get the estimated live in years and days??

I'm supposedly good for 9 plus years from today. I see a reference to TEC date, but don't find it in SMART attributes.

Maybe SSD Life uses a proprietary algorithm? Or is it making an obvious calculation based on something I can observe in SMART?


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23 Jun 2011   #1842
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Am I misunderstanding something about the "too many writes" hype????
Yep!

Videos, large picture libraries and large audio libraries it makes sense to add them to a HDD.
Of course System Images etc to HDD.
Big games store on HDD and run them off the SSD.

Unless you are you using a 40-60GB boot only SSD why move everything off the SSD?

The only thing you don't want to do is run a LOT of read/write Benchmark software. Read only is okay.

I'm running everything on mine.
I set up for video storage and all that on the HDD when and if I download any.

My Snips and few pictures I have or only about 250MB so they are still on the SSD.

I turned off Hyberfil. I don't sleep or hibernate my PC. If I leave it I turn it off.

Superfetch is on. I go with WHS's thinking on that.

So except for the really big stuff use it as you would a HDD.

My two cents.
Mike
I agree with all of that. I turned superfetch off. I tried it both ways and for some reason mine seems to run better with it off. Others have different experience, but I do very little tweeking.
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23 Jun 2011   #1843
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Anybody know exactly what SSD Life is reading to get the estimated live in years and days??

I'm supposedly good for 9 plus years from today. I see a reference to TEC date, but don't find it in SMART attributes.

Maybe SSD Life uses a proprietary algorithm? Or is it making an obvious calculation based on something I can observe in SMART?
How SSD lifetime are calculated? - OnLine SSDlife

It uses the info from your drive. Explained at above link.

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My page file size. SWI sofware. http://rh-software.com/
Great info with this software.
Gives real time CPU and RAM speeds.


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23 Jun 2011   #1844
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Hoppy:

I have superfetch, defrag, and hibernation off. Only other thing I did was move Firefox cache to another drive.

I experimented yesterday with putting text files and JPEGS on the SSD, thinking response time might be improved. I had been using entire 80 GB for Windows only. I made a D partition of 15 gigs and dumped my text files and JPEGS onto it.

Problem with that was that it complicated my well-entrenched backup strategy. And I could not detect any more "snappiness", especially when compared to the new Samsung spinner 103SJ data drive, which I also just installed.

So I have reverted to original config: ALL data on spinning drive; nothing but OS on SSD.
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23 Jun 2011   #1845
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The only problem with that is they are using the manufacturers rating. Intel rates their lifetime at 5GB of writes per day for 5 years. Those tests they are running has proven that that estimate is grossly understated. If my calculations are correct, Intel is rating theirs at around 9TB. They are over 130TB. and still going.
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23 Jun 2011   #1846
Hopalong X

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

Like I said I only have about 250MB of photos on the SSD.

Vacation pics etc. will go on the HDD when I copy them off DVD's. Several GB's of photos etc.

Everyday stuff like Snips, my forum Hoppy Sigs etc. I keep on the SSD.

I was pointing out that your usual everyday small items- personnel preference where you keep them.

I like my single partition also on the SSD.
I never said make another partition.
I don't even have Sytem Reserve partition.
I run all that off the "Repair" CD as Windows calls it if and when I will need it or put in the Windows disk.
System Repair Disc - Create
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23 Jun 2011   #1847
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I have all user files on HDD. I'm a packrat, I save everything. My user files is quite large. But I don't think putting files on the SSD hurts, It's just easier for me this way. I can backup 1 folder and it keeps the Data on the SSD small. I only have a little over 20GB on the SSD. I save all downloads on user files. If I have to reinstall, I have most everything needed to install programs. I also have probably 30 ISO files in the user folders, probably at least 10 Windows 7 ISO's of different alterations.
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23 Jun 2011   #1848
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The only problem with that is they are using the manufacturers rating. Intel rates their lifetime at 5GB of writes per day for 5 years. Those tests they are running has proven that that estimate is grossly understated. If my calculations are correct, Intel is rating theirs at around 9TB. They are over 130TB. and still going.
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23 Jun 2011   #1849
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have all user files on HDD. I'm a packrat, I save everything. My user files is quite large. But I don't think putting files on the SSD hurts, It's just easier for me this way. I can backup 1 folder and it keeps the Data on the SSD small. I only have a little over 20GB on the SSD. I save all downloads on user files. If I have to reinstall, I have most everything needed to install programs. I also have probably 30 ISO files in the user folders, probably at least 10 Windows 7 ISO's of different alterations.
I moved all the big zips for ASUS etc. and the unzipped big stuff over to HDD.
About 600MB- 1GB worth. Nvidia 275 driver is like 240MB.
Things I may never need again but you never know.

In fact your the one who reminded me to do this a few weeks ago I think.

120GB SSD but might as well keep it clean and trim as I go.
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23 Jun 2011   #1850
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I just like having everything in 1 place. Easier to backup and easier to restore. All of the EXE files I download I keep. That way if I have to reinstall, I have most programs I need without having to look them up. If I download a new version, I delete the old. I have never had to wait when opening user files. And if you have problems, it's usually with the OS. I can reinstall the OS and programs, but probably could never replace some of the user files I have. I have always seperated them. I learned the hard way. I learn most things that way.
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