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Old April 2, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Default Wow! SSDs are fast!

I just installed my Intel X25-M on Monday and I must say I am amazed by the speed.

Installing Firefox took about 5 seconds!

I'm going to try to install some games and stuff today and see how that goes. It took no time to install the nVidia drivers yesterday (I should get out the stopwatch, I guess)
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I wish I had some sort of sponsorship to be able to afford SSDs for my Behemoth XVI project... as it, im overbudget ... Still, from every review I've seen, the Intel SSDs are insane.... I was hoping to try a Raid 0 of multiple SSDs off of the Raid controller on my motherboard, it's fairly high-level. Let us know some benches! (IE: HDTune/HDTach results!)
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Old April 2, 2009, 12:19 PM
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the speed = the price = insane!

I wish I had one :(
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Pfft...does it get you any extra PPD?? ;P
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HDTach and HDTune are the worst benches you can do. Doesn't show their true speed. And I agree about the speed. Once you go SSD, you never go back.
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HDTach and HDTune are the worst benches you can do. Doesn't show their true speed. And I agree about the speed. Once you go SSD, you never go back.
Um, weren't those the exact tool you were using when doing your Raid tests? I seem to find HDtune fairly accurate...
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Ack SATA2 is the new IDE and SSD is the new SATA2 :(
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Um, weren't those the exact tool you were using when doing your Raid tests? I seem to find HDtune fairly accurate...
I switched to ATTO solely after the first few. But that is when I was young and dumb.

All three of them are poor tools for benching SSD's. They only really measure throughput, which is harly where good SSD's shine. Iometer and the PCMark Vantage HDD tests are what I prefer to use.
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Zlojack, I'd be interested in seeing you run identical tests over an extended period of time. With all the talk of degredation, it would be nice to see what happens to your SSD over time with "every day"/"normal" use.

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I was hoping to try a Raid 0 of multiple SSDs off of the Raid controller on my motherboard, it's fairly high-level.
Even with a board like yours, you're always better off running a true hardware RAID solution... can you imagine an 8 or 12 port Areca/3ware card on that monster? Yowza.
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