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How many SSD's do you own?

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#76 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 19:18

Pfffff... I have a boot SSD for win8, but to say that a normal platter harddrive is slow? Man.... we sure take speed for granted, my work OS is on an HDD (2.5" !!), startup time may be slow, after that, I bet it flies compared to most of the computers here (An SSD is not an excuse to not properly maintain an OS instalation)

 

Why do you think your HDD flies to compared to SSD installations? What exactly do you do to maintain on an OS installation to keep it fast for an SSD? The only thing I can think is potentially not having crapware installed (and even then it really isn't an issue for access to the disk -- more on that below). On an HDD you actually have to do defragmentation and making sure you don't have a ton of things running that are doing concurrent disk accesses.

 

Food for thought: take two brand new installations of Windows - one with an SSD and one with an HDD. Throw 16GBs of cloud synced storage on both (~10,000-20,000 files). On boot, the cloud storage SW will iterate through the files and check to make sure everything is up-to-date. On the HDD installation, it will take 3-5 minutes to verify all of the files and while that is occurring it will be impossible to do almost anything on the computer (without huge lags and slowdown) because the hdd head is currently rapidly reading other things for verification and does really poorly with rapid concurrent accesses. On the SSD installation, it will take 30-45 seconds and even while the files are being scanned everything will still run normally because you have very high concurrent access speeds.




#77 Arceles

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 19:58

Why do you think your HDD flies to compared to SSD installations? What exactly do you do to maintain on an OS installation to keep it fast for an SSD? The only thing I can think is potentially not having crapware installed (and even then it really isn't an issue for access to the disk -- more on that below). On an HDD you actually have to do defragmentation and making sure you don't have a ton of things running that are doing concurrent disk accesses.

 

Food for thought: take two brand new installations of Windows - one with an SSD and one with an HDD. Throw 16GBs of cloud synced storage on both (~10,000-20,000 files). On boot, the cloud storage SW will iterate through the files and check to make sure everything is up-to-date. On the HDD installation, it will take 3-5 minutes to verify all of the files and while that is occurring it will be impossible to do almost anything on the computer (without huge lags and slowdown) because the hdd head is currently rapidly reading other things for verification and does really poorly with rapid concurrent accesses. On the SSD installation, it will take 30-45 seconds and even while the files are being scanned everything will still run normally because you have very high concurrent access speeds.

Yeah... eh, I have cloud services, I seriously prefer redownload the data against that. Even so, that's a very atypical scenario. Seriously, HDDs are great as long as you keep the computer free of malware.



#78 Brad Bodnaruk

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 20:05

None Zero and Zilch, cant afford them.



#79 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 20:06

Yeah... eh, I have cloud services, I seriously prefer redownload the data against that. Even so, that's a very atypical scenario. Seriously, HDDs are great as long as you keep the computer free of malware.

HDDs are fine, but SSDs still have about 100x faster access times, so it completely fair to say that HDDs are incredibly slow in comparison.

 

I'm willing to bet if my PC at work had a SSD, I could get twice as much work done.  It's astounding how much time I waste waiting for things to load.



#80 Ambroos

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:58

3 total, over my two computers.

 

There's two in my laptop, in RAID0. One in my desktop.

 

If you think the speed difference of an SSD isn't worth it you couldn't be more wrong. Windows moves into a whole new level of responsiveness with an SSD. Even with the cleanest of installs the difference is gigantic. Sure, you don't get the storage space, but there are traditional HDD's for that. Combine the two for the best of both worlds.

 

In my 13" laptop (my primary computer) I have these two Toshiba SSD's, each 64GB in RAID0 for a 128GB Windows drive. I keep all my software (besides some games) on it and it is fast, really fast. For my downloads, large games, photos and some VM's I have a 1TB Hitachi drive (5400RPM). I've had a dualboot with Windows 8 running off the HDD for a while (and 7 off the SSD) and the difference was enormous. Where the often-praised Windows 8 took over 40 seconds to boot I was up and running in 7 within 15 seconds. And the 8 install was a lot cleaner than the 7 install.



#81 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:04

If you think the speed difference of an SSD isn't worth it you couldn't be more wrong. Windows moves into a whole new level of responsiveness with an SSD. Even with the cleanest of installs the difference is gigantic. Sure, you don't get the storage space, but there are traditional HDD's for that. Combine the two for the best of both worlds.

 

I've actually had people argue that they didn't notice any difference at all in their machine with an SSD. At that point, I just assume a person is being insincere and stop talking to them. I can't think of any scenario where that would ever be the case unless they never used their computer in the first place :D



#82 TheExperiment

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:36

I've actually had people argue that they didn't notice any difference at all in their machine with an SSD. At that point, I just assume a person is being insincere and stop talking to them. I can't think of any scenario where that would ever be the case unless they never used their computer in the first place :D

No kidding, if my mom can tell the difference...heh

 

Although SSHDs are pretty dang nice too, still not quite the same.



#83 OP +warwagon

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:24



#84 Mutant_Guy

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:10

Thought on my first SSD upgrade 

 

I just want to share my first personal SSD upgrade experience though i have installed for several customers. 
 
My specs are i5 3570K || GA-B75M-D3H || 2x 4GB Hyper X || 240gb seagate 600 ssd + Toshiba 1tb || Geforce GTX 660 windforce OC || Silencer mk iii 400W || Silverstone RL01 || WIn8 Pro 64 || AOC 21.5in IPS 1080p || Logitech F510 || Razer Abyssus

Only the SSD is newly added by cloning out the primary drive. 
 
I had my OS and programs on 320 gb WD black notebook hard drive. I did that for two reason one is to save money while buying the system second i always had a plan for SSD.
 
I ran out of storage but i want to still keep the Notebook hard drive primary because i can clone it to ssd when ever i want. So i bought a 1TB Toshiba drive and added for data.
 
Now my PC is ready for upgrade any time but i was waiting for the perfect deal.
 
First i have to tell what i do
1) Surfing (commonly 2,3 (All the time) tabs some time 4,5(Once in a day) but rarely (Once a month) 50 tabs when selecting photos from sites
 
2) Photoshop / Premier Pro / After effect. 
 
3) Games 
 
4) Skype for IM
 
I always keep my pc maintained in old days like clearing temp files and defraging. Thanks to the new OS which minimizes the maintaining tasks. All the start up items are i know and i need them. All the services running are needed for me. So simply i don't have a bloat ware. I never had a personal malware issue for last 12 years. I only had at the time of getting to know what is a PC when i'm studying O/L.  I always keep windows updated. 
 
Before I swap it with SSD i took the disk speed test on my WD3200BEKT and it is 
 
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Then my data drive 
 
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After swapping the WD with Seagate 600 240 gb SSD
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So definitely now my disk is faster. 
 
But in real life for my present usage 
 
What are the pros:
SSD user pride
Less Noise
HDD light rarely blinks
 
Cons
Though Theoretically disk access speed has increased i don't say it is speed demon or sort of. I can feel it increased but not that much as i have read in sites. That may be the way i maintained my PC in the past. I don't find SSD worth for the price (With out a deal). For me it is not much of a increase. that include all my usage and star up shut down. Before i use gigabyte ultra fast boot option on F15 bios. 
 
I have a speculation the people say wow after SSD might be having lot of bloat ware or in the need of torturing the disk that they must have to. 
 
 
I'm still happy as i bought a top 240gb drive for very cheaper price on black friday. But i just thought to share my thoughts 


#85 +Anarkii

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:22

3. One in my PC, one in my sisters laptop, and one in my PS3. All 120GBs.



#86 Hum

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:38

None yet -- I still don't quite trust an SSD.



#87 mastercoms

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:28

I have 2, one on my self-built gaming PC, and one on my server, they are both Samsung 128GBs. I have a 1TB HDD with both of them.



#88 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:00

Just one :)



#89 Anibal P

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:16

Technically one, my system has a 24gb boot SSD that gets me from cold to login screen in ~6-10 seconds, but after that it seems like the HDD does all the rest of the work

 

Will be getting a "real" SSD sometime soon 



#90 Damien

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:42

2 256GB mSata SSDs in my Blade 14 and 1 SSD in my Asus G46 :)