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back to hhd from ssd (SLOW)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by damien666, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    hi all i thought id do a little testing for you while im moving back to my F1 750gb hhd for the time being as im selling my ocz ssd's. well all i can say is this, on my ssd's i forgot about the waiting cursor at windows start up as it never took that long to boot-up that you saw it but now im on the F1 drive i get the waiting cursor and it bugs the hell out of me sitting looking at it for what seems a life time lol.. The differences in time here aren't huge on paper, but they are tremendous when you're actually using the machine. The funny thing about an SSD is you don't always appreciate the benefit when you've got it, but go back to a mechanical disk and it'll feel like something is wrong with your machine. The difference is noticeable.


    test1:- windows 7 x64 bootup (from the first windows logo to the end of all apps loaded up fully and no wait cursor on desktop)
    F1 = 44 seconds (new clean install)
    ssd = 20 seconds (old 8months install lots of apps loading during bootup)


    test2:- Adobe Photoshop CS4
    F1 = soon
    ssd = soon
     
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    Shows how much faster SSD's are ^^

    Id love to get one but untill the price drops :(
     
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    Too expensive for me too, windows speed is great, but if those dollars can go to getting me better gaming performance, then there they shall go
     
  4. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    i wana wait till i get maybe 500GB SDD for £200ish

    so 2-3 years lol
     
  6. damien666

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    lol PCI ssd cards will be main stream then lol ssd's (sata3) will look slow
     
  7. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    I will replace my HDD's with SSD's the moment their price is in line with current HD's. I refuse to pay more for a 64GB SSD than for a 1TB HD. I can wait the few seconds longer it takes Windows and applications to boot and the money is better spent on more RAM, better video card or something else (jewellery always make the wife happy ;)).
     
  8. Peter Buxu

    Peter Buxu Master Guru

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    I will replace my HDD only when the prices of the SSD will drop down a bit.....not so far I have read a quick article here on Guru 3d stating that in 5 years time the prices of the HDDs & the SSDs will be the same ;) :p :)
     
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    i couldn't go back to using a mech. hdd anymore
    i have a vista install on a velociraptor, but when i boot to it, it just feels sluggish compared to my ssd
     
  10. Th3_Edge

    Th3_Edge Master Guru

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    I made the switch a few months back and it is awesome. I have an OCZ Vertex 120GB for Windows 7 x64 and my programs. I have my 300GB Velociraptor for my documents and a WD Caviar 250GB for my backup drive.

    I will never go back to mechanical drives for my main drive. Over time, I will replace all my mechanical drives as I naturally upgrade.
     

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    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    my upgrade very soon will be 3x 64GB Corsair P64 ssd's

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/64GB...25-R-220MB-s-W-120MB-s-128MB-TRIM-via-Upgrade

    Read: 220 MB/s
    Write: 120 MB/s
    Cache: 128mb

    this will give me 192gb of space for windows7 / apps / games / little storage. and i estimate raid0 speeds of around Read: 600 MB/s and Write: 300 MB/s
     
  12. mrmonsoon

    mrmonsoon Master Guru

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    I feel for ya.

    An average hard drive has a read/write of about 40mbps, real world transfers are less.

    My corsair p128 has real world transfers of 220mbps.

    So we all know ssd's are great, so why are you (op) selling yours?
     
  13. Lord_Farken

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    a good 60G one cost about 120 bucks for boot drive
    the performance boost is heaven to earth even so is reasonable price for faster pc
    no matter how fast your cpu is it will always boot like crap without one
    [​IMG]
     
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    im selling mine as i need more space as im going total ssd and with only 60gb of space on my current ssd setup its not enough, i need approx 120gb to be happy, also its hard to find a retailer to sell my drives now days so i decided to sell up and get newer drives,
     

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