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Default 10-30-2009, 01:48 PM

Look for an Intel drive (or an intel drive rebranded as Kingston... M series I think). If you DO an Intel drive, make sure you get a G2 drive as it will support TRIM commands (without the huge explanation, it clears the unused cells to improve performance) while the G1 will not (Intel SUCKS for this). Other than Intel, look for Indilinx Barefoot controllers... stay away from the Samsung or JMicron controllers... they are inferior. Indilinx controllers will give you great sequential (large file) write speeds, and good random write speeds (small file, everyday use). Intel drives give great random write speeds and okay sequential write speeds (G2 gets 100MB/s under ideal conditions, where Indilinx drives do twice that). Personally, if not for the price, I would get an Intel drive. Since they have not come down in price (yet), if I were to get one now, I would get an OCZ Vertex, Crucial, Patriot Torqx, or most any other big name using the Indilinx controller.

Anandtech has some really good SSD articles... might check them out.
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Default 10-30-2009, 07:39 PM

Microcenter currently has the OCZ Vertex 30GB for $127 (after rebate) which looks like a good deal.
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Wink I Just put in a SSD - 10-30-2009, 09:46 PM

Dude.. I just put in a ssd. The scorpio green would not come out of its tray so I removed the whole piece. I put in an old 64gb OCZ Core series 1. This drive is known for its stuttering issues but it is working fine. In vista system scored my ssd at 5.9. You definately need 64 gb or bigger. I've just reinstalled vista on the ssd with all the dell drivers and software. Then I deleted the camera avatar (170 megs) among other things I didnt need. I installed avg, itunes, vlc, bittorrent, aim, steam, xmarks.. My hard disk is 61% full at 34.57 gb full.
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Default Bench marks - 10-30-2009, 10:22 PM

Has anyone run benchmarks on the 11z (SU4100) with a SSD? Actually any bench marks on the 11z at all? I can't seem to find any...
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Default 11-03-2009, 08:23 PM

What benchmarks would you like? I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64. I can run whatever you like and post the results.

EDIT: I am not using a SSD though. 250GB here.

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Look for an Intel drive (or an intel drive rebranded as Kingston... M series I think). If you DO an Intel drive, make sure you get a G2 drive as it will support TRIM commands (without the huge explanation, it clears the unused cells to improve performance) while the G1 will not (Intel SUCKS for this). Other than Intel, look for Indilinx Barefoot controllers... stay away from the Samsung or JMicron controllers... they are inferior. Indilinx controllers will give you great sequential (large file) write speeds, and good random write speeds (small file, everyday use). Intel drives give great random write speeds and okay sequential write speeds (G2 gets 100MB/s under ideal conditions, where Indilinx drives do twice that). Personally, if not for the price, I would get an Intel drive. Since they have not come down in price (yet), if I were to get one now, I would get an OCZ Vertex, Crucial, Patriot Torqx, or most any other big name using the Indilinx controller.

Anandtech has some really good SSD articles... might check them out.
Moreover, make sure that if you have the money you spring for a SLC (single line cell) SSD. The OCZ 60GB SATAII @ Newegg is $409, but you'll get considerably better sustained read/write speeds and much longer lifespan.

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Default 11-03-2009, 08:30 PM

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What benchmarks would you like? I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64. I can run whatever you like and post the results
Hmm, 3Dmark and PCmark if you have them?

If not don't worry, I will stick out some results when I get my 11z. (If Dell ever update my order status...) TBH I am starting to get worried after seeing the thread about Dell trying to hide the 11z on their site...

Edit for spelling..and again..
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Default 11-04-2009, 04:45 PM

I'm nabbing both of those now and I'll post later with some results.

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Default 11-04-2009, 07:19 PM

I'm running PCMark05 and 3DMark06 right now. The PCMark05 test is almost complete. I'll post screenshots of the results once both tests are complete. The post will be in the Benchmarks thread of this forum. (Link To Thread)

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