Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: SSD Experiences on speed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hamilton New Zealand
    Posts
    4,502

    SSD Experiences on speed

    As the tittle says
    1.How fast are they in the real world ?
    2.Is boot time really that much faster ?
    3.Do Things seem to respond faster ?
    4.If in a Laptop does the battery seem to run longer ?

    The price has come down to a point where I am interested

    Anyone had good or bad experiences with one ?
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,831
    1. very
    2. yes
    3. yes
    d. yes

    basically, the difference between a standard HD and even a cheapo SSD is :-O in everyday use.

    I have had a Crucial C300 64GB SSD in my Lenovo W510 for well over a year and it's great (as long as you don't want to store too much info).
    I am seriously thinking of getting a vertex 4 256GB for my gaming pc (for OS, apps and key games) but I see not benefit to getting one for a HTPC and (of course) I wouldn't actively consider using one as a recording drive.

    I read that they won't get cheaper anytime soon (at least in the UK)
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18426886
    Silverstone LC17 Case,
    ASUS P5Q, Intel E7200, 4GB RAM
    Blackgold DVB-T2, ATI 7750, Windows 7 64-bit
    SAF codec pack,Sony 40" Z5500

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Big Easy
    Posts
    3,343
    I have a number of friends who've made SSD's their boot drive and love it. I'm not sure when I build again but you can bet it's going to have one in it. I may even buy one for my current desktop.


    Paul
    Custom ASUS P8Z77 V-Deluxe, Core i7 3770k, 16 GB Memory-ASUS ENGTX560 DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560, H80i Cooler, 750W PS, CM HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 case,Corsair GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III SSD, InfiniTV4 & HDHomerun Tuners- running Windows 8 (and other goodies)
    #2--P877WS- Core i7 3770k, 16GB Memory-GeForce GTX 650Ti, SATA III SSD, H100i cooler, 750W PS, Windows 8.1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Lawrence, NY
    Posts
    827
    Everything gEd says. I have one in a PC and a Mac notebook and I find any computer without one intolerable now.

    Interestingly, I have a gaming PC that is a few years old. It's got a nice on-board RAID controller and I have two fast SATA drives in a striped RAID. It's really fast. One test I did before putting my Crucial 256 SSD in the notebook was to try it in this rig. I was surprised to note not too much of a difference compared to the RAIDed drives - at least in this particular PC. Boot time was slightly faster with the SSD, but loading up games on Steam were pretty even.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    4,380
    for even faster speeds use a sata3 [6gb/s] ssd on a 6gb/s port...usually double the speed of even a maxed out 3gb/s class drive
    [close to 500mb/s transfer rates, compared to ~250 for sata2]
    1. C2D 1.6ghz XPPro, ATI HD4650lowprofile,Cat 8.11, Aver M780, KWorld PCI 120, MVP, GBpvr 1.4.7, Comm. Skin. VFD, Imon plugin w/SmartieLCD[custom]
    2. C2D 2.53, XPPro, ATI HD3450, Kworld 330U, Comm. Skin, GBpvr 1.4.7
    Author: Pvrx2 utils- Simple Archiver.bat, NTFSLinker [Junction gui]
    Universal Util: MCE Remote no-software trick and Shutdown Protector
    3. Zotac Mini ITX G41[$84] + ati 650pro pcie[$29], Celeron duo[$22] BDRom drive [$48]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hamilton New Zealand
    Posts
    4,502
    This will sound like a stupid question
    Is sata3 backward compatible with sata1&2 ?

    ie can I plug a sata3 drive into sata1 or sata2 (laptop 2.5 hdd)
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    4,380
    yep...it'll max out the interface but it'll run nice n speedy..
    i only have one 6gb port on any of my motherboards so i have to run it on a 3gb port myself now..
    [they're only slightly speedier than a sata2 ssd on a sata2 port]
    1. C2D 1.6ghz XPPro, ATI HD4650lowprofile,Cat 8.11, Aver M780, KWorld PCI 120, MVP, GBpvr 1.4.7, Comm. Skin. VFD, Imon plugin w/SmartieLCD[custom]
    2. C2D 2.53, XPPro, ATI HD3450, Kworld 330U, Comm. Skin, GBpvr 1.4.7
    Author: Pvrx2 utils- Simple Archiver.bat, NTFSLinker [Junction gui]
    Universal Util: MCE Remote no-software trick and Shutdown Protector
    3. Zotac Mini ITX G41[$84] + ati 650pro pcie[$29], Celeron duo[$22] BDRom drive [$48]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Posts
    2,100
    It's not so much the headline MB/s sequential speeds that make the difference, so much as the random 4k stuff - ie, lots and lots of little read/writes. That's when you can really feel the difference.

    For life in an HTPC, there's not much argument for having one though. Yes, boot times will be a bit quicker (or a lot depending on your setup), but once NPVR is up and running it doesn't really have anything to do. I've tried having the live TV buffer both on and off an SSD, and it doesn't make the slightest difference to channel change times for instance.

    Iain
    NPVR Plugins: AudioAdjust | AutoRefresh | MediaInfo | MovieTrailers | ReClockOrNot | SubMenu | System | Videos+

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    East Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    4,259
    I went for one as the system drive of the PVR system for noise and mechanical reliability. Image backups from it seem a lot faster as well.
    Bit of a pain getting the damn thing running and bootable though.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hamilton New Zealand
    Posts
    4,502
    *Update*
    Got a intel120GB
    removed old drive from netbook
    Man windows Install was quick
    old boot time 68secs(best i could manage with all the tweaks)
    new boot time 32 secs(no tweaks)
    (This is to open google and be able to do a search)
    will be interesting in a week once I have loaded all my normal crap.
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •