View Full Version : Experience SSD (Solid State Drives)
I'd Like to get a good general review of peoples experiences of them, Have you found they have removed the last great bottleneck in the computer/user experience? has battery life greatly inproved if you installed one in your laptop? :cool:
On my main PC I have only just installed SSD (OCz Vertex 2) it's 7.9 in the windows experience and running at nearly 500mbps read (in RAID 0) windows is running within 20 seconds and unlike all the youtube video's I have a normal amount of startup programs (avast!, Logitech LCD Monitor, Everest Ult Edition, Intel Rapid Storage Controller, MagicISO, G15 profiler) and all these are loaded within this time. Power usage is much better when i have not got the storage drives turned on and temps stay so low I've taken the temp probes off them and put them elsewhere. I have yet to experience problems due to no TRIM on RAID (no the new intel driver does NOT support RAID trim in Windows 7).
Can't be long before the prices start to come down even more, and then our 10years down the line kid's will laugh at hard drive with moving parts!
I think they'll really come into their own when they are put in laptops and netbooks as standard.
That's where people are worried about shaking their hard drives and batteries dying.
I've been using 3x 80gb Intel G2 drives since release now in raid 0.. And just recently purchased the OCZ 80gb RevoDrive.
These being for my desktop obviously.
I have an old Dell Vostro 1500, which i also upgraded to a SSD, previous drive was some samsung 5400rpm thing.
Battery life prior to the SSD was around 2hrs, using the wireless and maximum backlight while just browsing the internet, couple of youtube clips.
Now with the SSD i get around 2 and a half hours, so it made quite a big difference in that laptop. It's also nice to have a quieter machine.
I think if you have an old 5400rpm, it's definitely worth the upgrade.
i won a Kingston 128gb SSD last year and installed it as my OS drive (windows 7) you can really notice the difference at boot up and when running apps