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SSD , are you ready ?

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    Dovella

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    Et voilĂ   5 min. to install SSD in my old Dell and 7 min. to install Windows 7 via USB Big Smile

    SSD 300 Crucial 128 GB inmy old DELL XPS 1530 (2008) 

    ROCK 

    Thanks Ed Bott 1st  2nd 

    For Mac is mission impossible Big Smile

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    ManipUni

    I've been ready for a long time. Just waiting for the price/size of SSDs to get to sane levels. I cannot live off of a 64 GB drive, and even 128 GB would be seriously pushing it. Only laptop I have at the moment is my work one, but would absolutely go SSD if I ever purchased a laptop myself.

    PS - In retrospect I'm pleased I haven't been an SSD early adopter, a lot of whom got seriously screwed by design flaws and holes in the concept.

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    Sven Groot

    My laptop has dual SSD in RAID0 config. It's really fast.

    I should probably point out that I didn't actually have to pay for it myself. Smiley

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    ManipUni

    Sven Groot wrote

    My laptop has dual SSD in RAID0 config. It's really fast.

    Nice! What laptop is that? Also do you get more than ten minutes on a single battery? Tongue Out

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    brichpmr

    I upgraded my MacBook to a Seagate Momentus XT....a hybrid with partial SSD...a reasonable middle step for storage vs cost. 

    By the way, there are some decent Mac solutions for SSD found at places like this:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/

    Not 'Mission Impossible'

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    Dovella

    , brichpmr wrote

    I upgraded my MacBook to a Seagate Momentus XT....a hybrid with partial SSD...a reasonable middle step for storage vs cost. 

    By the way, there are some decent Mac solutions for SSD found at places like this:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/

    Not 'Mission Impossible'

     

    Your sata have low performance. 

    pls post Windows7 index 

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    Sven Groot

    @ManipUni: It's a Sony Vaio Z. I get about 3-5 hours on battery, depending on usage.

    It's a great laptop, except the nVidia drivers are really pissing me off. The damn things crash almost every single time if you wake up after the monitor has been turned off, especially if an HDMI display is connected. And I'm totally dependant on Sony for drivers because of the hybrid graphics system, you can't just install regular nVidia drivers. There's some community-made drivers that are newer, but those require that you disable driver signing verification on x64, which I'd rather not do.

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    ZippyV

    @Dovella: I got this waiting for me at the pc store: http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-revodrive-x2-pci-express-ssd.html (240 GB)

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    Dovella

    I love Revodrive, but is very very expansive Sad PS. index of my old DELL http://i53.tinypic.com/91h1fb.jpg

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    elmer

    I installed some Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drives into my desktop, and have been pleased with the results. Obviously not in the same league of performance as an SSD, but still a very affordable.boost that does not require any compromise on capacity, and which meets my every-day needs.

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    magicalclick

    Not yet, too expensive for me. Waiting for price drop. Also I have heard many cheapy brand horror stories. So, you know quality wise, I am still on the fense.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    ZippyV

    I just installed my SSD PCI-Express card and Windows 7.

    Installation: 7 minutes (installed from USB)

    Boot: around 15 seconds (not counting the BIOS stuff)

    Performance (winsat): 7.9

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    Sven Groot

    I actually got an SSD drive for my desktop yesterday (I'd planned it for a while, I was waiting for SP1 for the reinstall). I did the same thing, installed from USB flash drive, and it took around 7 minutes too.

     

    Performance (WinSAT): 7.7 (this one's not PCI-E though, just regular SATA 3Gb/s).

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    Red5

    I too just got a new SSD. Mine is in a new computer, first desktop I've bought in about 5 years. It's really fast. I can't believe how much a difference SSD makes actually.

     

    Windows Experience Index

    • CARD-ST-INT-AISXMC SuperTalent Internal Black 3.5in All-in-1 USB 2.0 1.00 Retail Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port; Requires USB header (INTAISXMCR/AN15SMR)
    • CPU-INT-CI7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz 1.00 (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop CPU
    • CS-CM-HAF-922 Cooler Master HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP 1.00 ATX Case
    • DVD-LG-WH10LS30-B LG WH10LS30K Black Blu-ray? Disc Rewriter 1.00 Internal SATA 10x SuperMulti Blue LightScribe
    • HD-SA-WD-1002FAEX Western Digital 1 TB Black Caviar SATA 6Gb/s 1.00 Hard Drive with 64 MB Cache (WD1002FAEX)
    • HD-SSD-CR-128GB Crucial 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5-inch 1.00 SATA 6GB/s (CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1)
    • MB-G-GA-P67A-UD3 Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 Intelfi P67 Chipset, 1.00 LGA1155 DuaL-DDR3 1333, SATA 6 Gbps, PCI-E x16, GbLAN, USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
    • MEM-DD3-1333-4GB-S 4GB Super Talent DDR3 PC3-10600 1333Mhz 4.00 240-Pin Memory (WA133UB4G9)
    • PS-650-TP-NEW Antec 650W True Power New 650 Watt 1.00 Continuous Power PS (TP-650)
    • VID-SA-HD5670-1GB Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 1.00 PCI-Express Dual-Link DVI-I+HDMI+VGA Video Card
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    blowdart

    , Dovella wrote

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    Your sata have low performance. 

    pls post Windows7 index 

     

    Really? So pointing out that the 1530 also uses SATA would be silly here right?

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    ZippyV

    I got one issue: Standby => powers off PCI-E devices => powers off the PC completely.

    I tried setting the Link State Power Management (Energy settings) to disabled but that didn't help.

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    intelman

    Something I definitely want to do someday. Tired of the random churning, feels like it takes forever. I even have a velociraptor.

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    dentaku

    That's ridiculously fast. It's great for desktops and laptops with space for 2 drives but as your only drive SSDs are just too small.

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