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Windows 7: Think you know SSDs? Think again.

13 Apr 2009   #31
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I put the Vertex in a Dell XPS 420 and got this......

Think you know SSDs?  Think again.-420vertex.jpg

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13 Apr 2009   #32
whoosh

windows 7077
 
 

phenomenal!
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17 Apr 2009   #33
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

hey all, i been thinking about trying just a cheap ssd drive, there are some on ebay dirt cheap, but witht he read write speeds i dont think they are a legitimate ssd, more than likely one of those sd card raid setupsor just a plain cf card reader, my main seagate drive in my specs gets around 150-180 read and around the 80 for writing, this ssd inparticular is around the same speeds if not slower?

all i want is to try something new, but not spend more than $200 as i just got myself a mortgage for a house. lol. check it out and lety me know what you guys think.

Slim 2.5 inch SSD SATA 32GB Solid State Hard Disk Drive - eBay Hard Drives, Drives, Components, Computers. (end time 22-Apr-09 19:47:08 AEST)

cheers for any ad vice.
Rick.
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18 Apr 2009   #34
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
hey all, i been thinking about trying just a cheap ssd drive, there are some on ebay dirt cheap, but witht he read write speeds i dont think they are a legitimate ssd, more than likely one of those sd card raid setupsor just a plain cf card reader, my main seagate drive in my specs gets around 150-180 read and around the 80 for writing, this ssd inparticular is around the same speeds if not slower?

all i want is to try something new, but not spend more than $200 as i just got myself a mortgage for a house. lol. check it out and lety me know what you guys think.

Slim 2.5 inch SSD SATA 32GB Solid State Hard Disk Drive - eBay Hard Drives, Drives, Components, Computers. (end time 22-Apr-09 19:47:08 AEST)

cheers for any ad vice.
Rick.
i believe you are looking at a low end MLC SSD which offers almost no performance gains and are slower
but if you look at the specs he is signifing the Avg score for this SSD which most only show the Max amount...
so that might be another reason why his is lower...
also since this is a power seller and are usually reputable and if for some reason you have any problems according to their return policy you can ask their Customer Support
also according to that policy you will be having to pay a restocking fee worth 20%...
(meaning you only get 80% of your money back if its non defective or the wrong item...)
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18 Apr 2009   #35
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
i believe you are looking at a low end MLC SSD which offers almost no performance gains and are slower
but if you look at the specs he is signifing the Avg score for this SSD which most only show the Max amount...
so that might be another reason why his is lower...
also since this is a power seller and are usually reputable and if for some reason you have any problems according to their return policy you can ask their Customer Support
also according to that policy you will be having to pay a restocking fee worth 20%...
(meaning you only get 80% of your money back if its non defective or the wrong item...)
yeh i noticed they were average, but what would make it so slower compared to other lower end ssd's? what is the cheapest you have seen around, or so to say best bang for ya buck?

thnx for ya help to, i just wanna try some solid state storage, what about ram drive storage, the only problem with them is i dont have any free pci slots
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18 Apr 2009   #36
johngalt

 

If you read the article you'll have all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision yourself - it is *explicit* and *extremely detailed*.
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18 Apr 2009   #37
Hegel

XP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
I put the Vertex in a Dell XPS 420 and got this......

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Are you using a Ramdisk in conjunction with this. If so, what have u found that works with W7?
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18 Apr 2009   #38
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hegel View Post
Are you using a Ramdisk in conjunction with this. If so, what have u found that works with W7?
I haven't tried a Ramdisk but I plan to. With 8GB RAM and W7 using only 13% at idle, I could create a pretty good sized Ramdisk.

I recall reading on the OCZ SSD forums about success with the Vertex and Ramdisks in W7.
Tom
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01 Jul 2009   #39
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

once OCZ Vertex/Intel's SSD's drop under a dollar a gig... Imma replace every OS/laptop hd... It will be a good day...
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12 Sep 2009   #40
johngalt

 

I just moved this thread from News over to the Hardware section, and it is now Stickified.
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