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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adirondack Mountains
07-22-2009, 07:09 PM
A Vertex on my 10v makes it almost as quick as a good 7200rpm HDD on my M1330. I'm hooked on SSDs.
XPS 420|XPS 420|M1330: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8-8102
M1330: Quad boot: Windows 7 x64, XP Pro x64, Ubuntu, Media Direct
Mini 9: Black, 2GB, 1.3MP Cam, BT, Runcore 32, Windows 7
Mini 10: Black, Z530, Intel 5100 WiFi, OCZ Vertex SSD, XP Pro & Windows 7 (sold)
Mini10v: 2GB, OCZ Vertex, Intel 5100, Windows 7
Join Date: Jun 2009
07-22-2009, 09:31 PM
This is the CrystalMark of the second generation Intel X-25M SSD, which is by all accounts the best SSD even in its first iteration. The X-25M only hits it's maximum read speeds during the Seq (sequential) benchmark. Unfortunately, Windows XP/Vista/7 does not write to the hard drive in a sequential manner (nor is it constantly reading/writing large files), and thus the Seq benchmark does not reflect real world use.
In contrast, how the X-25M performs in the 512k and 4k random read and writes represents a much more accurate picture of real world performance. Even if you cap the X-25M at 150Mbps (as in the Mini 10), there will still be a massive increase in performance, since the maximum speeds achieved by the X-25 in the 4k and 512k benches are around 150Mbps anyway. This will be noticeable by even the average consumer. This is the Crystalmark of the Hitachi 5K500.B - compare it's 512k and 4k benchmark with the X-25M and notice how big the difference really is.
We haven't even discussed latencies yet, which is one performance criteria that mechanical HDs cannot match. The X-25M has data access times less than 0.1ms; in contrast, your typical laptop HDD has access times around 16ms.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
07-22-2009, 09:42 PM
Xiphias, Nihon jin desu ka?
Are those Benchamarks yours? I had a similar increase in performance as well when I switched from the stock WD HDD to my new Samsung SLC SSD. I think we are getting stuck in semantics here. Yes there is a noticeable performance change, I posted that here before. My answer to Kommissar is my plain opinion as he asked if I recommended the investment. Honestly SSD still expensive as of today so don't take my post as saying HDD are better than SSD. If you see my XBench results you can plainly see there is a huge difference. But the Samsung drive I am using goes for $400-$500 in the market and it is only 64GB (almost $7 a GB as opposed to the stock HDD that is cents a GB). No questions about performance but we can't deny that we won't get the bang for the buck at this point in time. Cheer!
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