SSD Thread (Benchmarks, Brands, News, and Advice)

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Greg, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Alright, time to close the old thread which has gotten too long. Continue discussion here!
     
  2. sniper_sung

    sniper_sung Notebook Evangelist

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    Intel X25-E 64GB, bought 6 months ago. Installed into a VAIO Z. Full SATA II 3Gbps support. So far so good, no performance degradation, no problem with large amount of random reads/writes, no problem with large number of concurrent I/Os. Sexy 4k random. Immune to most shock damage; almost zero thermal power.

    Can boot up Windows Server 2008 R2 (as host OS) within 22 seconds, including swiping fingerprint. Desktop becomes instantly available. (Chrome can be ready for use instantly after taskbar appears.)

    Can boot up 3 operating systems (Windows 2000 + Windows XP + Ubuntu 6.06) simultaneously in VMware, within 60 seconds. (It is known that HDD takes forever to do this, and some low-end SSD may stuck with this...)

    The only problem is the capacity - can't store all the BluRay movies.

    See attached s/s for benchmark results. :)

    250 MB/s sequential read;
    170 MB/s sequential write;
    10,000+ IOPS for 512 bytes random under HD Tune Pro 3.5;
    Over 20 MB/s for 4k random under HD Tune Pro 3.5;
    36788 HDD Score in PCMark 05.

    (Note: HD Tune Pro 3.5 does not provide consistent results comparable with results from other benchmark software.)
     

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  3. hankaaron57

    hankaaron57 Go BIG or go HOME

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    So what firmware does that run? And is there GC?
     
  4. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    How's the battery life of the X25-E? What did you have in it before and can you give us a comparison? Aww that last thread didn't even hit 10,000 posts lol.
     
  5. Tomy B.

    Tomy B. Notebook Evangelist

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    Maybe 33 % better random write (on SATA-I) is good reason to align disk:

    Before:
    Sequential Read : 122.892 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 115.084 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 107.015 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 65.927 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB : 13.237 MB/s
    Random Write 4KB : 5.975 MB/s

    After:
    Sequential Read : 123.471 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 113.045 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 107.192 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 79.164 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB : 13.397 MB/s
    Random Write 4KB : 8.046 MB/s


    BTW: it's good to have align HDD, not only SSD
     
  6. darQ96

    darQ96 Notebook Consultant

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    well, for the price you pay for E series, anything else than perfection would be rip off ;)
     
  7. sniper_sung

    sniper_sung Notebook Evangelist

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    I didn't have a chance to test the battery life with the previous HITACHI 320GB 7200rpm HDD.

    With X25-E, browsing web pages with WiFi and processing Word documents under Windows Server 2008 R2, battery lasts about 5 hours under stamina mode (Intel 4500MHD), and about 3 hours under speed mode (nVidia 9300M GS).
     
  8. sgilmore62

    sgilmore62 uber doomer

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    Well at least we know that they are delivering performance for the high price whereas before you got nothing but an expensive paperweight as reward for your investment.

    I think the SSD market is moving from "early adopter" to mainstream now.
    I dipped my toe in the water with my little OCZ Summit 60gb shell shocker and I will definitely be looking for one of the higher capacity models when the prices come down a bit.
     
  9. Mormegil83

    Mormegil83 I Love Lamp.

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    Booo!!! I want the old thread back!!! Haha of course the slc is going to be AWESOME! Even my samsung slc is AWESOME! Just lacking in the sequential reads I need for gaming :) . But really I wish anand would put the old Sammy slc in with his latest "benchmark". I'm sure it would be more than competetive.
     
  10. MegaMan X

    MegaMan X Notebook Evangelist

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    I've got a question about SSD usage under Windows 7

    I have 2 SSDs in Raid 0 mode using Windows 7 and my WEI score is only 6.9. Shouldn't it be faster?

    Also, I have the option to defrag as well...shouldn't it be greyed out? Mine isn't, I dont think Windows 7 knows i'm using a SSD
     
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