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Windows 7: SSD's-Are they really worth it?

19 May 2010   #41
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, well this is the first SSD drive that I have seen which actually exceeded the SATA 3.0Gbps interface. So, I guess with the right drive, SATA 6.0Gbps might be a valid concern now..but with almost every other hard drive (including nearly all SSD's)...SATA 3.0Gbps is still not the bottleneck.


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19 May 2010   #42
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
You'll love it when you have it up and running and you'll never look back, might shed a tear when you look in your wallet though


Steve
The joy will last, the expense will be forgotten.
True
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19 May 2010   #43
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 

yeah.. thanks for the info
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01 Jun 2010   #44
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Can anyone suggest which of these SSDs might the best .. Western Digital ... Kingston

Seems to me, The lower cost WD (after price reduction) has the best performance and the negative reviews for the WD has nothing to do with performance.
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01 Jun 2010   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

P/P wise the WD looks the best. It is amazingly cheap. There is little to loose.
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01 Jun 2010   #46
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Many Thanks .. But I kinda wish you hadn't said that ..
(Looks like you're going to cost me

I've been thinking about moving my C drive to a SSD .. And sticking it on top of my JBOD stack .. (attached)

I've been wondering if using a SSD for a working C drive ..
Is Not the way to go with the deterioration in performance with the write cycles.
Don't see any sense in spending big bucks for an experiment.


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01 Jun 2010   #47
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
...I've been wondering if using a SSD for a working C drive ..
Is Not the way to go with the deterioration in performance with the write cycles...
My 80GB Intel X-25M came with a three-year warranty, which is about what most HD manufacturers are offering these days. With Windows 7's TRIM function I think longevity concerns are overstated these days, provided you follow a few simple guidelines. Including, but not limited to, don't try and defrag it, store your data elsewhere (pretty much a given since the drives themselves are still so relatively small), and move things like your temp folder to another drive.


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...Don't see any sense in spending big bucks for an experiment.
Yeah, the cost per GB is enough to give anyone who is not rich a reason to hesitate when it comes to making a move. Throw in the fact that early adopters always pay a hefty premium for any new tech and and you'll probably need a few deep breaths before coughing up the dough.

For me, once the price got down to the $200 level and I was convinced that SSD is going to become the norm, taking the plunge was doable. For what it's worth, a month later I'm glad I did.
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01 Jun 2010   #48
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
With Windows 7's TRIM function ....
This'll be on XP .. W7 is too crippled for me to use for serious work.
I've read that Trim is also available in XP ???

Not sure yet what Trim does ..
The only thing in my C drive is my System and work in progress on the desktop.

I usually do a fresh install of my working C drive about every two or three months.
I'm wondering what impact this'll have on the SSD ??

I'm wondering about 6 months (or more) down the road
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01 Jun 2010   #49
profdlp

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

I haven't checked ALL of them, but most SSD manufacturers have a TRIM-like utility available.

TRIM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As for the reload every two or three months, if another half-dozen writes a year are going to kill the drive then a LOT of us are in trouble.
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01 Jun 2010   #50
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
if another half-dozen writes a year are going to kill the drive then a LOT of us are in trouble.
What has me wondering .. a system drive is Writing all the time ??
or is most of this activity in RAM ??
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