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|01-27-2013 11:44 PM|
How does the SSD feel? You mean in my hands? Or in the computer? It's very light in weight and it's quite small. It reminds me of a 3 1/2" floppy disk but it's not 3 1/2". As far as being inside the computer it's dead silent. I don't even think about it. It just does what it's supposed to do.
All my programs load about as fast as a Athlon 4200+ could hope to load which isn't very fast. I have only 2GB of ram at the moment. I'm getting ready to install a 6000+ cpu and 4GB of RAM within the next couple weeks which should boost my performance a little.
This is my back up computer and I'm actually getting ready to give it away to my step mom. My 27" iMac monster is coming in Feb. I can't wait. Maybe I'll do your Crystalmark on that one. It's going to have 3TB fusion drive. Really excited to see how it performs.
I think if this drive holds up over time it will prove to be a better value than the Samsung's. I don't think the average person would be able to tell much difference between this drive and an 840 in day to day tasks. Maybe a little difference, but would it be worth $60 more? I could pay $60 more for a faster cpu but would it be worth it? I'm happy with fast, I don't need fastest.
|01-27-2013 11:39 PM|
(12.79MB / 1 x 4(for 4K) ) / 1024 = ~3122 IOPS, more than the rated 2200 IOPS.
|01-26-2013 02:27 PM|
|01-26-2013 12:02 AM|
Run CrystalDiskMark, I'd be interested to see how it performs
|01-25-2013 01:33 PM|
I got my drive. Been using it the past couple weeks now and I have some impressions. It didn't come with a 2.5" drive adapter. I got one from Amazon. Installation was easy enough, got Win7 up and running.
Windows Experience score was a 7.3! I was pleasantly surprised. I heard reports of Samsung's getting 7.7's or thereabouts. At $140 I'm not complaining, I'd rather save some money and get something still very fast. I don't need the fastest thing out there.
Windows Experience score with my 10k rpm Raptor is a 5.9. A massive difference from the SSD. I'm thinking of getting another of these if they hold up. I'm concerned about reliability.
I know IO speeds were underclocked on this model so it would run at lower temps. I think Sandisk meant for these to be used in laptops. I'd go with reliability over performance especially if you're talking about SSD's. Besides, a Windows Experience score of 7.3 is hardly slow. It's hard to beat this value.
|01-14-2013 02:09 AM|
|dannyada1988||Really a good deal.I have found one at amazon, but it costs $171.99 with only 240GB.|
|01-14-2013 01:55 AM|
I'm got my SSD drive. It took 37 seconds to boot Win7 Pro but don't let the numbers fool you.
2GB DDR2 RAM
So before passing judgment on this SSD, let it be known that my system is a lil old and underpowered. It took almost 20 seconds just to get out of the boot screens with all the drive info's.
My 256GB SSD actually had something in it, was not an empty shell like some other reported. Not sure if I have to update a firmware or not. Seems to work ok. It's my first SSD, not sure if I have to turn on TRIM or not.
256GB should be a pretty good size capacity and work for a while. Not bad for $140.
|01-08-2013 06:54 PM|
I'd love to see better technology and alternative technology evolving, but a lot of times when a prototype become a real product, it lacks here and there, then it no longer is a viable replacement.
Since I'm studying asynchronous design, I can go on and on about how wonderful it is and how it could replace the synchronous designs, but when I read papers about products with real perforamance per die area, it's hard to beat the synchronous design counterparts.
|01-08-2013 05:01 PM|
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|01-08-2013 12:36 PM|
It's one thing to be hear about a technology in passing.
It's another thing to read in-depth about the research behind it.
Then it's a bit more different when you get to test a prototype in your hands.
And I think I can safely say it's completely different when you get to make it yourself and test it in a lab.
|01-08-2013 10:50 AM|
i'm in canada
i'm looking at it as a full time program that the military (canadian military) pays for & gives salary etc & then you work at that field in the military for a number of years based on what they did for you. its scary because I've never been in the military so I think I am going to join the reserves 1st to see if I like plus I am 44 years old but here in canada the age limit is 56 or something. anyway its just interesting that I was looking at a diploma like the degree you mentioned & my question must have come out all ignorant like due to my thinking that I wanted to learn about this stuff. anyway I digress. not the place for this topic I think. but back to the subject is the program that the military will cover is good enough. I am not looking to get into Harvard (again). this would be to just get down & dirty with this computer stuff that I have been hobbying on for a few years & seem to be quite obsessed with it. its like the car business & real estate I used to obsess on shows about those things until I learned the car business & got a real estate license then I stopped obsessing & started learning. it was great. education is great. this deal is not so great. anyway IMO this ssd is a good price but I wouldnt buy it because of quality issues; but again I am an ignorant layman. maybe one day when I know what I am doing & have an education in the subject to back it up I would be all over this.
|01-08-2013 10:18 AM|
I could see a lot of people using these drives in specific cases, especially considering how tiny the actual unit is.
There's a "new" laptop form factor, 5.5mm. I was going to expect prices on those drives to be more expensive than 9.5mm and 7mm, but It would be simple to use just one of these instead!
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