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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

01 Mar 2012   #150
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When I initially installed my Crucial M4 The WEI was 7.7 but after running a few hours and disabling hibernation (Don't think that had any effect) I was at 7.9. they seem to improve a bit right after install.


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02 Mar 2012   #151
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well going by you folks' scores mines a bit pathetic and reading how the score is worked out I cannot figure out why mine is as it is.

I have the M4 and 16GB RAM a Radeon HD 5450 card run through an Intel i5 2500 plus whatever graphics the board came with I suppose not knowing much about graphical stuff I do not know if the card negates the on board graphics, as it seems to be the graphics that is letting the side down as it were.


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02 Mar 2012   #152
Buco

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
As I said I'm in the minority not totally happy with the Paragon migrate tool. You pay your money you take your chance.

I'm surprised you haven't seen a dramatic change, especially booting and shutting down. I get one fade of the splash screen and I'm into the logon screen. The Windows user page then appears almost instantly. Shutting down is around a second.

Try running a speed check
AS SSD
look for the English link

Edit: BIOS POST will always take its time.

Well part of the problem was...firmware. Of course that was the first thing I should've checked after I swapped the thing. I upgraded to latest version and this brought pretty good improvement.
And I'm fairly happy with overall performance of my laptop, biggest thing for me was to decrease startup/shutdown times and just bring a level of safety from mechanical failures since it's my work comp and I move around a lot on my job.
One thing I noticed right away is increased battery time. This thing has a crazy good battery life, like ~8hrs easily in "battery conserving" mode and now I get close to 10hrs.
I'm attaching benchmark software snapshot and I'm guessing this is very average result.
Now I timed on/off times and it's like this:
Power ON
~20 sec from off to please wait/starting screen
~45 sec from please wait/starting to when I first saw desktop
~8 sec until everything seemed loaded
So roughly 1:13. I'm guessing on this but I think it was taking about 2 mins with HDD.
Power OFF
~4 sec to get to shutting down screen
~50 sec to off
This isn't bad but far from what I hear people say how fast it can be. And maybe I'm mistaking the process and how people come up with numbers?


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In order to give you good advice on this one, you have to be more specific. But it is definitely not coming from the Paragon Migration Tool. If your WEI is at 7.5, you are in the middle of in SSD territory. But the SSD is not a cure for every system problem. E.g slow internet connections cannot be cured with a SSD.[/QUOTE]

Oh I know Paragon has nothing to do with it. And just a couple of mins ago I checked the register and ahci/start parameter was at 0 so I'm good with that but you didn't think it had that much of an impact anyway. I flashed the BIOS to latest version as well.
For what is worth this laptop is Asus UL80VT, 4GB Ram, Intel U7300 1.3 Ghz cpu (can be overclocked to 1.7 Ghz).
And I don't necessarily see this as an issue but would like to hear if I should expect better results?


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02 Mar 2012   #153
Buco

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well going by you folks' scores mines a bit pathetic and reading how the score is worked out I cannot figure out why mine is as it is.
Looks kick a$$ to me?!
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02 Mar 2012   #154
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well going by you folks' scores mines a bit pathetic and reading how the score is worked out I cannot figure out why mine is as it is.

I have the M4 and 16GB RAM a Radeon HD 5450 card run through an Intel i5 2500 plus whatever graphics the board came with I suppose not knowing much about graphical stuff I do not know if the card negates the on board graphics, as it seems to be the graphics that is letting the side down as it were.
I think you have a fine system. Your graphics card is what it is - just a midrange.


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02 Mar 2012   #155
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This is what I'm getting and I feel the 4K-64 Thrd and Acc times are not quite as good as others.
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Maybe your speeds are influenced by the make of SSD and the laptop.


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02 Mar 2012   #156
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well going by you folks' scores mines a bit pathetic and reading how the score is worked out I cannot figure out why mine is as it is.

I have the M4 and 16GB RAM a Radeon HD 5450 card run through an Intel i5 2500 plus whatever graphics the board came with I suppose not knowing much about graphical stuff I do not know if the card negates the on board graphics, as it seems to be the graphics that is letting the side down as it were.
I think you have a fine system. Your graphics card is what it is - just a midrange.
Thanks whs I did have a chat with profltd last night and and he has pointed me in the direction of a better GPU.
Now being totally ignorant I to do some researching on GPU specs before I decide on what to do I am torn between a HD 6850 and a HD 7750 the latter being cheaper by $50 but also slower from the little specs I can see.

I see MJF has a nice readout there and suppose it is an app of some app of some sort and would lie to give it a burl if only out of curiosity.
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02 Mar 2012   #157
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, graphics cards are a science apart. I suggest you start a seperate thread asking for the experience of the forum members. Specs are nice to look at, but real life experience is always better. State exactly what you are looking for (e.g. type of games you want to play at maximum. I am sure you will get plenty of input.

I myself have very modest graphics requirements because I am not a gamer. For my pictures and videos anything works.
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02 Mar 2012   #158
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, graphics cards are a science apart. I suggest you start a seperate thread asking for the experience of the forum members. Specs are nice to look at, but real life experience is always better. State exactly what you are looking for (e.g. type of games you want to play at maximum. I am sure you will get plenty of input.

I myself have very modest graphics requirements because I am not a gamer. For my pictures and videos anything works.
Thanks whs I might just do that cos they are a bit of a mystery to me
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02 Mar 2012   #159
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just a matter of interest because the figures do not really mean a lot to me this is my SSD readout.


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