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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

25 Jul 2011   #1971
essenbe

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

I just put an SSD in my new laptop. What do you guys think?
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Not bad for a laptop is it?




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25 Jul 2011   #1972
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

That's sweet essenbe!

I need to get a new SSD, my old corsair F60 just aint cutting it anymore and I would like a bit more space too.
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25 Jul 2011   #1973
essenbe

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

I was lucky. I got a laptop with 2 hard drives. So, I used a 64GB for OS, and a Vertex2 for data. That's all I really need, and for some reason, if you put a mechanical hard drive in for a data drive, it drags down your speed on the OS. I have no earthly Idea why.
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25 Jul 2011   #1974
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I was lucky. I got a laptop with 2 hard drives. So, I used a 64GB for OS, and a Vertex2 for data. That's all I really need, and for some reason, if you put a mechanical hard drive in for a data drive, it drags down your speed on the OS. I have no earthly Idea why.

Strange one that , but hey ho , mechanical drives are so old school lol

Just looked at the specs for your new laptop, looks a real beauty! Bet it flys
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25 Jul 2011   #1975
essenbe

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

It does OK for a laptop. I'm not a laptop person, so they are all slow to me. But it has an 15-2410M, I put 8GB ram in it, and it has a POS Nvidia 540M with Optimus, which is worthless. It seems to do pretty good for a laptop though. I thought the specs were pretty good for 699.00. I couldn't find anything near that price so I got it.
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25 Jul 2011   #1976
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
It does OK for a laptop. I'm not a laptop person, so they are all slow to me. But it has an 15-2410M, I put 8GB ram in it, and it has a POS Nvidia 540M with Optimus, which is worthless. It seems to do pretty good for a laptop though. I thought the specs were pretty good for 699.00. I couldn't find anything near that price so I got it.
That is a great deal for that set-up.
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25 Jul 2011   #1977
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

I am really looking forward to upgrading to a SSD boot drive and a second data drive, but I've heard nothing but horror stories about failure rates and BSOD's, etc. any suggestions? I was think OCZ, Intel, or Kingston.
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25 Jul 2011   #1978
Hopalong X

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

Essenbe

My SSD was slow when I installed it at times.

The one HDD was still marked in Disk Management as ACTIVE and PRIMARY.

When I set it as just PRIMARY the SSD sped back up.
The SSD was continuously trying to Index the HDD when it was still marked ACTIVE.

Mike


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25 Jul 2011   #1979
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnav83 View Post
I am really looking forward to upgrading to a SSD boot drive and a second data drive, but I've heard nothing but horror stories about failure rates and BSOD's, etc. any suggestions? I was think OCZ, Intel, or Kingston.
I can't really advise you, but can tell you my thoughts. If you go to any online tech locations and read about any motherboard, hard drive or anything else, you will read horror stories. I don't believe the failure rate of SSD's are as high as mechanical hard drives, but any of them can fail, but with a good warranty just RMA it. I own 2 crucials, an OCZ vertex2, and an Intel X-25M. The OCZ failed when I first bought it and I RMA'd it and have had no problems with any of them since that one episode. The horror stories shouldn't bother you, or you would never buy any piece of technology. Go to Newegg and look up whatever hard drive you are using now and read the feedback. I can assure you that you will see some horror stories. You just have to take a chance. I consider myself lucky because i have had very few problems. BTW, I've RMA'd 5 mechanical hard drives, so I don't see the risk is any more than buying anything else.
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25 Jul 2011   #1980
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Essenbe

Something I ran into when I put mine in. The SSD with the OS was continuously Indexing the old HDD that was the Boot and System HDD.

In Disk Management "D" was still showing and marked "Active" and "Primary".
It was no longer marked Boot or System though.
All I had to do was right click and change it as I show in Snip.

Anyway when I got "D" set to just "Primary" it quit indexing.
This did slow the SSD down a bit.

Storage is just "Primary" which I know you know but like me did you double check it?
If that isn't the problem I'm not sure what it is.
Mike
Thanks Mike, I'll take a look and see.
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