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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

06 Nov 2010   #801
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Have a read of this: The Truth About SSDs
thanks for link im quite pleased with the ssd performance over hdd i use kubuntu a linux distro on one ssd (i have two of them got for a very good price both new) and have no trouble with it whatsoever runs it very well, my windows 7 is on the hdd that works fine, i plan to build a new machine next year so will just use ssd i think. i no they are expensive but the prices will come down with market demand.


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06 Nov 2010   #802
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all im just wondering is anyone using there ssd for the page file?
Sure, what else would you use. But if you have e.g. 4GBs of RAM, there will normally be very little paging activity. You can check that in Resource Monitor > Memory tab > Hard Faults.
But if you have a smaller RAM (2GBs or less), it makes a lot of sense to keep the pagefile on the SSD and to benifit from it's immediate access.
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06 Nov 2010   #803
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Used diskpart clean all then restored an image

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write speeds still lower tho.


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06 Nov 2010   #804
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
...The offset has to be divisible by 4.
I've got my Recovery Partition on the SSD and it is indeed 1024. The main 74GB partition is coming up as 101MB (or just after the 100MB Recovery Partition). I'm assuming the 1MB difference = 1024KB.

Does this sound right?


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06 Nov 2010   #805
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all im just wondering is anyone using there ssd for the page file?

I have the page file on my SSD.
Reduced the size to 400MB because of my 8GB RAM.

Everything is working very well.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
...The offset has to be divisible by 4.
I've got my Recovery Partition on the SSD and it is indeed 1024. The main 74GB partition is coming up as 101MB (or just after the 100MB Recovery Partition). I'm assuming the 1MB difference = 1024KB.

Does this sound right?

I think you're talking about the System Reserved partition.

The Recovery partition is basically the re-installation DVD added in a partition so a DVD won't have to be provided. This also makes it easier to re-install to OEM factory installed state. The Recovery Partition is usually added by OEMs.

The System Reserved partition is usually 100mb, but can be larger, and holds the Windows BCD store that the system boot files are kept in.

In your Disk Part snip, looks like you're talking about the 'Offset' which is the spacing used to align the partitions. This is very important for SSDs.
The 'Offset' 1MB difference = 1024KB, is correct.

Your Disk Part snip looks the same as mine, except for SSD size.
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06 Nov 2010   #806
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
...I think you're talking about the System Reserved partition...
You are right. Just a slip of the tongue fingers.

Thanks.
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07 Nov 2010   #807
essenbe

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

I hope I am posting in the correct forum. I am relatively new to the forum and brand new to ssd's. I posted yesterday and recieved some suggestions which I did most of them. I did not update the latest firmware because the moderator of the OCZ forum said that the new firmware "upsets windows 7" and that he recommended using the new firmware on a second drive only. I installed the new vertex 2 on Friday. All other drives were disconnected. I used Barefoot Kids tutorial (except for the clean all cmd). Based on the suggestions from yesterday, I have confirmed that trim is enabled and that the drive is aligned at 64. here are the several tests I have run:
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Most of the tests are quite low. However, I know the WEI is not a very reliable tool, however I ran it and got this

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whish is not so bad. I also tan the smart test from the OCZ tool box and received these results. I don't know what they mean but others here probably do.
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I am open to any suggestions, but be reminded that I know nothing about SSD's or how to update firmware or if I am supposed to do anythin with trim or if windows does it itself. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance


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07 Nov 2010   #808
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

First there are the numbers for my 2 year old Vertex (firmware was updated). The important number (access times) is really good. The performance pattern is a little funny though. I wonder what was running in the background.

And then my first generation Intel (without Trim). I am happy with that one too.


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07 Nov 2010   #809
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The pattern on Vertex 2's are like that too with HDTune, so I guess it is normal for these drives. It's not very pretty.
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07 Nov 2010   #810
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
The pattern on Vertex 2's are like that too with HDTune, so I guess it is normal for these drives. It's not very pretty.
Yeah, I noticed that too on other posts. I thought it was because of interference from running processes thst access the disc. But I am really only guessing.
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