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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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SSD/HDD not exceeding 120 MB/s

SO here is the situation: First this was my old PC, it had a 2x 1TB RAID 0 and a Corsair Force 3 SSD in it. This were the old speeds, measured by HDTune Pro. 2x 1TB RAID 0: Corsair Force 3 SSD ...
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what would better improve a notebook's performance, a 4GB DDR3 or a 100GB SSD [closed]

I am using thinkpad E430 with win8 as my primary workstation. The notebooks bears lots of computing and programming tasks and I need to alternate between vmware guest os(linux) and my host win8 quite ...
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(Linux - Ubuntu 13.04) Incredible slow SSD with small files

Ever since I got my SSD (Crucial M4 - 256gb) I've had an issue that it would write as slow as running Windows 7 on a 486 whenever it's doing something with small files. I managed to "fix" this in ...
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SATA3 6Gb/s HDD vs SSD [closed]

So I know a SATA3 handles a maximum speed of about 750MB. But when comparing this HDD and this SSD, what would be the difference in terms of read/write speed. Won't they both be using the SATA3 busing ...
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Low SSD performance

I have created 2 new volumes on the SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 256GB) from the previous OS installation before re-installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it. After installation of: Windows, all the latest ...
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Why is HDD in a DVD-ROM slot slower on Lenovo 3000 laptop?

So I'm about to upgrade my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100, 0768-49G), got my SATA HDD caddy for the DVD-ROM slot, but whenever I'm putting an HDD or SSD into it, the read speed falls to only 30 MByte/s, ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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Lenovo N100 and Samsung SSD 830, shouldn't this go faster than 100MB/s?

I recently upgrated my Lenovo N100 0768 with a Samsung SSD 830 - specified to support 520 MB/s read and 320MB/s write. However, having only SATA1 with max. of 150MB/s speed, it has to run in a slower ...
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Terrible write speeds with Z77 Intel 510 RAID 0

I just bought an Asus P8Z77-V Pro board today, connected my old Intel 510's in RAID 0 mode on the Intel controller and installed Windows 7. I'm gettings read speeds of around 900mb/s, but the writes ...
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Determine if an SSD supports SATA 6Gb/s

I had a dell computer with an SSD and on the SSD itself it said 3Gbps. They sent me a replacement laptop and the ssd is thinner (still 2.5 inch, but it's thinner) but I'm trying to see if it's 6gbps ...
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Vertex 2 SSD is running faster than my Vertex 3 SSD?

I used Acronis Disk Director to do a direct clone of my C:\ windows 7 x64 drive from my Vertex 2 to my new Vertex 3 SSD (Just to show the drive software winstall everything is identical.) I ran a ...
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ReadyBoost or RSTv10.5 to boost my HDD read time using an SSD? [closed]

I am trying to figure out which of the two following scenarios would perform faster. The system has a 500Gb disk, 8Gb Ddr3 Ram and i7 2600, Win7 x64: Scenario - ReadyBoost SSD drive in sata3 with ...
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SATA III SSD drive on IDE controller - Runs in UDMA 6 is OK but slow transfers 80MB/s - expect 133MB/s

I have bought a OCZ Agility 3 SSD drive to build into my ASUS laptop. Because the drive is a SATA (III) drive and the laptop has only IDE connectors, i use a Fevi/Apple Second drive Caddy to put it ...
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Convert SSD drive into more RAM

I remember I saw a utility on the internet that claimed to convert an SSD drive into more RAM. It even did that with a fast USB flash drive and the total RAM amount changed in the task manager since ...
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Will an SSD help my machine's “snappiness”?

I have an IBM X31 (1.4Ghz, 1GB RAM, 320GB 5,400RPM HDD) running Windows 7. Would putting an SSD in it affect the "snappiness" of the machine? I'm not looking for raw power; I just want programs to ...
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Make the recycle bin of the SSD on a RAID0 drive?

I don't know about you folks, but I hate the idea of junk sitting on my tiny 30GB SSD. Any way to designate another drive to be the host of the Recycle Bin for items formerly on the SSD? Basically, I ...
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What are solid state drives? Are they faster than mechanical drives?

Mainly concerned if they are faster IS THIS faster: 640GB SATA II 3Gb/s 7200 RPM Hard Drive (8MB Cache Buffer) Or this: 80GB Intel® X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive
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Solid-State-Drives for Improved Performance

I feel the need, the need for speed: I have a 14 MB SSIS package, and every time I run it in debug mode, it takes forever and a half to start executing. Most of the time is spent saving before it ...
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How to make sure you are getting the most out of your SSD?

Just got my hands on a 60gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD - Claims to have 285/275 write and read speeds. However when testing with AS SSD Benchmark im getting about 140/90. System: Windows 7 32-Bit 60gb SSD - ...
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Which hard drive should one install the OS on for the best program run time performance? (SSD or SATA) Does it matter?

I have just build a new computer and I acquired a SSD(64gb) for faster read/write performance. I also have a much larger SATA drive. I was wondering if putting the operating system on one or the other ...
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Fix degraded SSD performance on Mac without full erase

I bought one of Intel's SSD a few months back. When I bought it I could easily reach the advertised speed but after a few months it has degraded very badly. Most any action that requires writing to ...
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EEE PC 701/4G Surf Internal Drive: Is it really SSD?

I have an old EEE PC with the 4 Gig internal drive. Everything I've read keeps saying it's an SSD drive; running lshw tells me that it's an ATA disk, Silicon Motion SM. The thing seems to be rather ...
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Windows 7 boot animation slows down startup by default?

I just upgraded my HDD to an SSD drive. I am running a completely fresh install and enjoy the short boot time. I tweaked the startup to be as fast as I could by removing unneeded apps and such. Nor am ...
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Are SSDs worthwhile for software development? [closed]

I have a MacBook with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive. I write software for a living. I am contemplating getting an SSD Drive, but I am unsure about the performance. Do SSD drives really ...