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sinsi
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New SSD
« on: March 10, 2012, 09:04:50 AM »

Just got a 128GB SSD (for AU$165), imaged my C: to it and ran some tests. Fast? Yep.
A quick scan with MSE used to take around 2-3 minutes, now takes <30 seconds.
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Bill Cravener
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 04:32:04 PM »

Hi sinsi, whats the boot up time like. It must be much quicker.
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 02:14:28 AM »

Bootup time is a bit quicker, not really noticeable because it used to boot fast anyway.

eta: boot time from "starting windows" screen to desktop is around 15 seconds (no logon required), MSE is ready, wireless is connected to the router.
Internet Explorer connects straight away too. Wonder how win8 will go, this boots from another computer (Q6700 and hdd) in about 10 seconds...
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 01:30:16 PM »

I thought there’d be a noticeable speed up in boot time but I guess it’s not all up to drive speed. Various system hardware requires initialization time that drive speed has little to do with.
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 06:36:15 AM »

Well, loading Word for the first time used to take maybe 20 seconds, now it is just...there.
The other computer is getting an SSD next week, might even get a faster one (SATA3 for $199/120GB).

Bill, when win7 boots in under 30 seconds it doesn't really matter if it's 5 or 25 seconds lol
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 12:12:45 PM »

>The other computer is getting an SSD next week, might even get a faster one (SATA3 for $199/120GB).
Couldn't resist, it's got one now, and the good one. Core2 duo, win7 x32, 4GB DDR2 RAM, boots in 8 seconds. The friggin' BIOS tests for RAID take longer. "No any drive found" Roll Eyes
This computer has AVG (slow) and a HP printer/scanner (slow) as well as wireless (slow), 8 seconds! Seriously, RAID here we come.
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 10:28:11 AM »

OK, serious money was spent BigGrin
 - 120GB Intel 520 SSD
 - 2x WD black 1TB -> 2TB striped RAID

Once I updated the AMD RAID software (Intel drive doesn't like AMD chipset, surprise) I got TRIM support and full SATA 6Gbps.
Copying from SSD to RAID gets me about 300MB/s, the other way is around 200.

Windows boots in (somewhere near) 8 seconds, but the improvements I have noticed are programs starting immediately.
Things like Word/Excel, which take a while to load all the dlls, IE, even Firefox.
Funnily enough the one I noticed the most was Event Viewer - the one from Vista onwards, which is really slow, loads straight away.

My conclusion? They are still a bit pricey but if you're replacing a dead drive then go for it.
My C: has Windows, Program Files and Users (except for my downloads/documents/music/pictures on E:) and is using 28.6Gb and it's all fast as hell.
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Re: New SSD
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 11:01:07 AM »

nice   ThumbsUp

now, you might say,
"I remember floppy disks - lol"

in the not-too-distant future, they will be saying,
"I remember when drives had motors - lol"
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