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Windows 7: Think you know SSDs? Think again.

29 Nov 2009   #51
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't need to defrag an SSD. Reason is that without access times, it doesn't matter if the data is in various parts of the drive as the drive can get to everyplace just as fast.

Also, with SSD's having a finite number of writes, doing things like defrag which cause tons of writes to the drive just shortens it's life.


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30 Nov 2009   #52
BruhthaKuga

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 

I am going to make a 2.5 to 5.25 hard drive adaptor by takingt an old CD drive gut it, hot glue the face back on then drill holes in the bottom coresponding to the holes on the SDD to secure the drive to the inside bottom on the CD case,Think you know SSDs?  Think again.-2-old-cd-drive-disassembled.jpg

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01 Dec 2009   #53
fakeasdf

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

That looks fun, I just tossed my SSD in the computer and let it fly. I love my SSD, but apparently not enough to make it a real place to live.
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01 Dec 2009   #54
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

just a quick question about SSDs:
If I'm using a computer for internet access or other tasks that only need to get a small file off the hard every so often, would my battery life be increased?
because as i see it if for example whenever you need to open a new tab in IE8 it has to grab the new tab info off the drive, so for a hhd it has to spin up the drive, get to the file, then read it which a SSD will access the file immediately using power for less time?
thanks.
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01 Dec 2009   #55
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Laptops is where I think SSDs shine even brighter. I've seen several people report that yes they get better battery time which makes sense when you look at the power consumption for each device. But also, laptop drives are 1) Slow already and 2) as you pointed out, when in aggressive battery saving mode they are always off when you need them and it takes forever for them to spin up again.

So the huge gains in performace experienced on a desktop would be double for a laptop (PLUS the battery savings!)
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01 Dec 2009   #56
fakeasdf

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
just a quick question about SSDs:
If I'm using a computer for internet access or other tasks that only need to get a small file off the hard every so often, would my battery life be increased?
because as i see it if for example whenever you need to open a new tab in IE8 it has to grab the new tab info off the drive, so for a hhd it has to spin up the drive, get to the file, then read it which a SSD will access the file immediately using power for less time?
thanks.

To be honest most of anything that IE needs to look up to open up a new tab is cached in memory. But the OS itself is constantly accessing files etc, You definitely will get a gain in performance and it will use less power for sure resulting in a significant battery life increase.
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01 Dec 2009   #57
zrtom

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

Yup. Better battery life is another real world benefit of SSDs. On my Dell M1330, using an SSD gives me darned near another hour of battery life on the 56 Wh battery.
Tom
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01 Dec 2009   #58
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

i'm so going to get one.
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23 Feb 2012   #59
Hikeman

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Guys. Pleas help me decide!!
I have a good laptop SONY VAIO: Intel Core i5 M 430 2.27GHz, 4Gb RAM, 1024 MB "AMD Radeon HD..." Graphic card and 500 Gb HDD - 5400 RPM.
Now I've got a 80 Gb SSD "for free" !!! Is it worth to change my 500Gb HDD with 80 Gb SSD and use my HDD as an external device???
With all the above mentioned characteristics , how much difference will it do for the performance of the laptop???
Pleas help me out... )))
Thanks
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23 Feb 2012   #60
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It will make a considerable difference--particularly since your existing drive is 5400 RPM.

The best idea is to put Windows 7 and all applications on the SSD. Then put all data on the HDD.

Overall "snappiness" will increase a lot, and boot time in particular will probably be cut in half.
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