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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

12 Aug 2011   #2041
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Geez, those X25s were porkers.
It's been a perfectly good drive for me. And I don't have SATA 6.0Gbps on my mobo and have no interest in adding a controller card...so that X25-M G2 meets my needs perfectly.


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12 Aug 2011   #2042
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Agree.

X25s don't write as fast as some SSDs, but the read is good and the access time is lower than any other SSD I've seen, which makes them fast for daily use.

Other SSDs seem to have focused on the write speed numbers, this is meant to impress the masses.
Actual performance is achieved by a combination of things.

IMHO, the write speeds, (not the most important factor, read and access time is more important for the large majority of users) are at a level where the increase in performance is not noticeable to the human senses, and can only be seen in benchmark scores.

Benchmarks use different methods to test, the manufacturer uses the benchmark that gives them the highest number, which is used by marketing to increase sales.
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12 Aug 2011   #2043
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I know that I'm quite happy with my X25. Access time is the most important for an OS, and the X25 is up there with any of them.
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13 Aug 2011   #2044
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't care about the write speeds at all on my SSD's. They are my OS and application drives. I rarely write large files to them.
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13 Aug 2011   #2045
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My X25M G2 is the fastest SSD I have ever had!

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13 Aug 2011   #2046
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't care about the write speeds at all on my SSD's. They are my OS and application drives. I rarely write large files to them.
So...no adavantage to having a SSD?
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13 Aug 2011   #2047
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't care about the write speeds at all on my SSD's. They are my OS and application drives. I rarely write large files to them.
So...no adavantage to having a SSD?
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13 Aug 2011   #2048
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't care about the write speeds at all on my SSD's. They are my OS and application drives. I rarely write large files to them.
So...no adavantage to having a SSD?
The advantage to the SSD is fast read speeds, more more importantly nearly instantaneous access to any file on the drive. This makes the OS fly and apps open almost instantly. It doesn't really matter to me if it writes 70MB/sec, 90MB/sec, 120MB/sec or 180MB/sec. I don't usually write enough data to care. If I write a 2MB file or 30,000 bytes to a log file, even at 70MB/sec it's so fast I couldn't possibly time it.
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14 Aug 2011   #2049
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 



The write speed isn't near as important as the read speed and access time.
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14 Aug 2011   #2050
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm in complete agreement with both ppparks1's and Dave76's above posts. The OS and apps on the SSD fly. But games will also benefit like Dirt 3 which is the one game I have on it. I've got Dirt 2 on a platter (Black Caviar) and it's much slower to load and displays some occasional hiccups during play; conversely, Dirt 3 on the SSD is smooth as silk. I attribute this to the technology rather than better code, although I may one day install Dirt 2 on the SSD just to compare.
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