Windows 7 Discussion on Windows 7 and operating it on the Dell Mini series.
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Join Date: Jan 2009
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05-21-2009, 02:14 PM
I guess Windows 7 could make a big difference compared with XP if you don't align the OS partition for XP (W7 does it automatically).
This article is a must-read if you are thinking about an SSD. The SSD controllers out there (JMicron, Intel, Samsung, Indilinx, etc.) are all very different and produce VERY different results. I think the key is don't pay too much attention to the manufacturers' listed read/write specs. For SSDs that doesn't tell you much with respect to real-world performance.
AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Windows 7 supports TRIM and as the SSD manufacturers develop firmware to utilize the TRIM support (as far as I know, none do at this point but some are close), SSDs will be a little more equal....but, as holmes4 was saying, not much.
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