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

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

  1. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Toyo,

    You were using it (XT) wrong. :)
     
  2. Toyo

    Toyo Notebook Deity

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    And how the heck would I be doing that:confused: I could have sworn I plugged it in:D
     
  3. tilleroftheearth

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    Was it a clean install?

    What O/S? RAM size?

    What apps/utilities?

    Did you partition it? Did you defrag it? (PD11 highly recommended once a month).

    See... much more to just plugging it in! :)
     
  4. raydabruce

    raydabruce Notebook Carnivore

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    PD11? Perfect Disk v.11?
     
  5. Toyo

    Toyo Notebook Deity

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    Alright knucklehead;)

    Clean install of W7 Ult.

    3.82 GB Ram

    M/S Outlook is always running, VZaccess Manager, usually about 4 to 5 programs are always running.

    Why defrag a clean install on a new drive?

    However, we have to remember I went from using a SSD to a HDD for a couple of weeks. It's been 3 years since I used a HDD!
     
  6. vinuneuro

    vinuneuro Notebook Virtuoso

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    Lenovo is doing this in the next gen models which should be launched at the end of Feb or early March.
     
  7. tilleroftheearth

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    So, you're running Win 7 32bit?

    VZaccess Manager is a cpu hog, no?

    Doesn't matter how recent a clean install is - defragging the HDD is always beneficial (with a good program like PerfectDisk 11). As a matter of fact, a defragged 5400 RPM drive responds faster than a non-defragmented 7200 RPM drive in my experience.

    Also, I guess you didn't partition the XT. I can't stand the 'feel' of a non-partitioned system, so maybe it was as slow as you say... anyway, partitioned properly, the XT is fast enough for me to take out an Inferno and use it instead (using the Inferno as a big USB 'key' now...).

    Compared to a 7K500 and even a Scorpio Black, the XT is in a different league (all three 500GB drives, all partitioned identically, all with exactly the same installs) - it is easily the best mechanical HDD available.

    Can't wait for the 64/128MB cache version with 16GB SSD and 1TB capacity (coming soon to a dream center near you). :D
     
  8. Cape Consultant

    Cape Consultant SSD User

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    Why on earth would anyone on this planet want anything VZ running on their computer??? What a waste of valuable CPU cycles.
     
  9. Phil

    Phil Retired

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    If the XT didn't give you a boost over any 5400 or 7200 rpm drive there was definitely something wrong.

    Please stop using this thread for the discussion. Here's the XT thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/har...e-momentus-xt-hybrid-hdd-w-built-4gb-ssd.html
     
  10. Tomy B.

    Tomy B. Notebook Evangelist

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    Saw that, thumps up!
     
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