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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 25 2013 5:46 AM

Looking for a SSD. Who has the skinny on them. The drive will replace my current Harddrive. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 5:57 AM

Personally would look for SATA III SSD with read and write speeds over 500 MB per second.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 6:07 AM

Thanks. Is this a Sata 2 or 3? Not seeing the info.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 6:16 AM

Sorry forgot the link. http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 6:28 AM

Crucial M500 240 GB SSD Product details include:

Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 250MB/s

The Interface of SATA 6 Gb/s is SATA III. Noticed write speed of 250 MB/sec.

In contrast, a Mushkin 240 GB SSD for $ 134.99 has max write speed up to 525 MB/sec:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

Larger capacity 750 GB SSD is on sale today for $ 399.99 (bit lower price per capacity):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147250

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 7:02 AM

Good choice on the SSD. Perhaps this article may be of interest.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269.html

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 25 2013 5:18 PM

Lynden Williams:

Looking for a SSD. Who has the skinny on them. The drive will replace my current Harddrive. 

I have the Samsung 840 Pro (about a year now). When it came out, it was pretty much undisputed the best / fastest SSD out there. Samsung has since come out with the 840 Evo. Either of those would be my recommendation (not the vanilla 840).

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 4:07 AM

I highly recommend the Plextor range, e.g. M5P http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.php/ssd/px-m5p-series

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Claybon Collins Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 8:30 AM

Is this a stand alone drive where I can run Logos 5 from through a usb port?

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Paul Grieve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 9:04 AM

Will running an SSD through a USB port not slow the thing down? Just a thought!

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 11:00 AM

Paul Grieve:

Will running an SSD through a USB port not slow the thing down? Just a thought!

Possibly. HDD's have faster throughput than most USB devices and hardware interfaces, but SSD's have much faster seek times. Depending on the particular configuation an SSD through a USB could be faster than an HDD. Benchmarking could confirm this.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 12:10 PM

Richard DeRuiter:

Paul Grieve:

Will running an SSD through a USB port not slow the thing down? Just a thought!

Possibly. HDD's have faster throughput than most USB devices and hardware interfaces, but SSD's have much faster seek times. Depending on the particular configuation an SSD through a USB could be faster than an HDD. Benchmarking could confirm this.



This is true - windows vista and windows 7 (not sure about 8) had a built in feature called "speed boost" or "readyboost"... It made use of the faster speeds of thumb drives (a functionally solid state drive) to hold the page file of the OS thus speeding things up a bit. In practice after a while it slowed things down on my computer any way, had delete and recreate the readyboost relationship... But then things were good once more.

What I'm most excited about is the next gen of SSD interface tech. They are talking about moving away from SATA and connecting a single ssd to four PCIe channels concurrently... They are talking 1800MBps HD Bandwidth...

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 26 2013 12:15 PM

If I could buy one this is my choice.. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388088848&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+ssd

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 27 2013 5:08 AM

Thanks everyone for your input. Watched a youtube video which seems to indicate that you may need to purchase a mounting bracket to install the SSD in a desktop 3.5" bay. 

Do all 2.5" SSD's come with the mounting bracket or do you have to purchase seperately?

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 27 2013 5:25 AM

You should be able to buy one as a kit and include the mounting brackets.

If it was for a notebook then you could just buy the SSD alone.

Also with the kit you should get software to more the OS software.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 27 2013 5:00 PM

Lynden Williams:
Do all 2.5" SSD's come with the mounting bracket or do you have to purchase seperately?

Some SSD's include 3.5" mounting bracket while others do not.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 14 2014 3:21 AM

Donnie Hale:

I have the Samsung 840 Pro (about a year now). When it came out, it was pretty much undisputed the best / fastest SSD out there. Samsung has since come out with the 840 Evo. Either of those would be my recommendation (not the vanilla 840).

Donnie

Finished the migration. Basically, reset the computer to factory default, cloned the Hdd and reinstalled everything from there. 

Took your advice and got the Samsugn 840 Evo. Very fast, but had to use the bundled software to make windows run the drive like a SSd, rather than a Hdd.

Logos is much more responsive. Complex layouts now load much faster, and I seldom see the "Logos not responding" message.

Thanks to everyone for your assistance.

Just for the fun, ran a dumb search on the word "the" and here is the result.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 14 2014 3:30 AM

One additional note, your computer needs to have certain hardware to get the most out of ssd's.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 14 2014 3:30 AM

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 14 2014 4:39 AM

I am wondering why AHCI Mode is off on your computer.  You should look into this.  It would require you making sure that your hard drive interface is running in AHCI mode (not IDE mode) in your BIOS, and then Windows will install a generic driver for it.  This is assuming you are on Windows 7 or 8 (maybe Vista, but I don't remember).

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