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Maybe you can try the Windows Restore point If you're lucky, the windows create restore points before installed for you drivers or updates. Try the oldest, if you have it.


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Just because the drive has better statistics does not mean it is faster. There are many things to consider. The biggest issue I see is that they are both hooked up to USB 2.0, thus making a lot of the speed advantages of the 7200rpm drive irrelevant. If the drive was hooked up internally to a SATA III bus then you would see a difference. Per wikipedia: ...


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Comparing a 7200 RPM 3.5” form factor drive to a 5400 RPM 2.5” form factor drive is like comparing apples to oranges. While a smaller drive might have a smaller RPM, the density of the 2.5” drive’s platters is more than the 3.5” drive. Also, the RPM speed refers to the outer most rim of the disk. Not the core. Meaning most of the time you are using a 3.5” ...


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Yes, Intel Smart Response Technology's caching supports up to 64 GB. A larger cache means more of your data can be stored on the SSD, and when used (i.e. read), will open faster. The difference between cache sizes isn't something you can benchmark in the traditional sense. It would depend entirely on you've previously been using; whether or not what ...


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Turns out those were "Name links" you can see by hitting Ctrl-F3 instead of Data->Connections menu. I deleted all those who were referring to the old network resource, and they now run fine.


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This was a problem with the network connection. Although I thought I had validated my Ethernet network connection was live and valid, the communication was preferring the wireless connection. Once I resolved this problem, I received results comparable to the PC environment.


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Well - compared to "everything on HDD" - if you locate only your Program Files on SSD: your programs installed there will definetly load faster many of your programs will work faster - today there are many applications based on .NET, and almost all .NET library files are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference ...


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If not for the OS and programs what do you want the space for anyway? I would not advise doing what you are planning, because it will not allow you to get the best performance possible, and will wear out your SSD quickly because if you were to install everything to the SSD you could stop using a page file. Basically you'll be using your SDD like a hybrid ...


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The problem is widespread enough that it even has a name. It is most frequently seen on the upstream, this is likely due to the upstream bandwidth being lower than the downstream bandwidth. The phenomena can happen on any link, but it requires more effort to get the problem on a fast link. How much extra latency you get depends on various factors. I have ...


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Struggle > Benefit, imho. Imagining that you can get this list of files and all those files can be moved to a different place with little or no harm to the system you’d end up with a—maybe unstable—“Frankenstein” machine and you could also not benefit 100% of the performance gain you’d expect from an SSD (you forgot to move this or that, other problems). ...


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as my hard disk was giving me some I/O errors There is your problem. Not in the OS itself. What almost certainly happened is that your harddisk failed to read some sectors. There things happen. When this happens the drive tries a few times until it succeeds, resulting in delays (this is why your program was slow). Eventually the drive will either ...


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The CPU isn't the only deciding factor for speed, you'll need to tell us the specs of your "i3 pc", so I could compare with the Asus K55VD. But I could tell you right now, if your i3 PC is running a SSD, then it will feel much faster than the i7 K55VD which uses a 750GB mechnical Harddrive. Also if your "i3 pc" is a desktop, then the i7 laptop CPU may not ...


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getdents and ls --color=never require only reading the directory.  ls -l and ls --color=auto require reading the directory and the inodes corresponding to all the directory entries.  (ls -l, because it needs to get the mode, link count, owner, size, and modification date, because it displays those fields, and ls --color=auto, because it needs to get the mode ...


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Have you tried a registry cleaner? Also try turning off unused start up processes. And you can run a Disk defrag.


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Try uninstalling Avast and only reinstall it when you want to run a scan. Avast is a terrible resource hog and 90% of the time it is not


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I've found the culprit to be that the Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server amd64 image kernel is compiled with CONFIG_CONTEXT_TRACKING_FORCE=y which, according to http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/CONTEXT_TRACKING_FORCE.html : Say Y only if you're working on the development of an architecture backend for the context tracking. Say N otherwise, this option brings an ...


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There are two ways a motherboard can provide more PCI-e lanes then the chipset provides: Some modern CPU's provide PCI-e lanes of their own. (in addition to the lanes provided by the chipset) There are PCI-e switches which provide extra PCI-e lanes. Think of this as an Y shape. The bottom of the Y can be 16 PCI-e lanes connected to the normal places on the ...


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I don't know of an application that lists process io by disk. You may try using a combination of atop and iostat Press "D" within atop to get a disk utilization view. iostat can monitor per disk bandwidth utilization


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It's not just a matter of size. With 32 bits the system should handle 2^32 bits (4GB), but Windows doesn't go to the edge. Updating to a 64 bits version could make you handle the full 4GB.


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As nutty says the 32 bit model is a bit limited, you can how ever make sure you got the PAE installed, it means Physical Address Extension, and it works rougly like if you have a power strip and you connect another powerstrip in to that one, you loose one outlet but get 4 new. Except this is with memory so you use some of the memory to tell where the rest of ...


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Reference Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7 The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7. So 32 bit Windows is limited to 4 GB. 64 bit Windows can use more. In addition, from The usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based ...


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Windows 32 bit can only "see" up to 3 or 3 dot "something" GB or RAM. 32 bit can only refer up to 4 GB (2^32) but some part of it must be used for other things like video and other hardware so you end up with around 3GB. Only way to use more than that is by upgrading to 64 bit.


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Premium and nitro are just product lines. The x is just speed. 566x translates to roughly 8 85 Mb/s. 300x translates to roughly 45mb/s, so the Nitro card is faster. I don't think video speed will be affected by either card, although you may notice slight latency with the premium card


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The article Mac Slow After Yosemite Update? Fix It offers the following solutions, one of which you might have carried-out without thinking of it as a solution, which could explain the improvement after 2 days : Free space on the disk if low Repair Disk Permissions Run Mac System Resets Turn Off Transparency Effects Lighten up the Notification Center ...


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It is the the Turbo Boost technology introduced by Intel to boost the performance on-demand and clock it down when it is not needed to conserve power. i7-4510U can be boosted to the max speed of 3.10GHz. Don't worry, the processor just tries to complete the task as soon as possible by clocking itself up temporary. It is pretty normal especially when you try ...


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This sounds like it could be one the following or even something else... The Hard Drive could have issues and after shipping and possibly being bounced around this would not surprise me. It could be a bad system image, meaning from the factory the version of software may have issues or that particular install had an issue and it has only gotten worse. Did ...


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Intel uses a Speed Boost Technology as talked about here:http://www.intel.com/support/processors/corei7/sb/cs-032279.htm That can allow the processors to boost above their stated max usually for short periods of time [not sure what the limits are]. Oh, and everything should be fine. Especially on new CPUs they have all kinds of thermal, fan and other ...


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Not mentioned in other answers, but the cost of a desktop SSD vs an enterprise HDD today is approximately the same. Long gone are the times when SSDs were considerably more expensive. Consider this 300GB HDD (2.5in): Seagate Savvio 10K.3 300 GB 10000RPM 6-Gb/S SAS 16MB Cache 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive Which works out to C$ 125.17 / 300GB = C$ 0.42 / ...


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No, but there can be numerous causes for low transfer rates on your local network. In many cases, the router is at fault and if so, rebooting it may (temporarily) solve the problem. The assignment of a new IP address is an unrelated side-effect of rebooting.


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It depends on the usage. As a programmer I need the compilers (not the IDE) and linkers on the SSD along with the sources (since they are loaded/read) very frequently. Also use it to hold the target directory of the compilations. The page file (swap partitions) are another good candidate for the SSD. In short dynamic data that is frequently created/deleted, ...


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From reading up on cpulimit, it looks like it's designed to handle CPU utilization in a way that may be more effective than VMware can on its own: It does not act on the nice value or other scheduling priority stuff, but on the real cpu usage. Also, it is able to adapt itself to the overall system load, dynamically and quickly. (From this page) I ...


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Start with a "clean boot" & then slowly begin adding in start-up items & non-MS services (in MSCONFIG) until you feel that slow-down again. Have a look at your task scheduler for things starting that might not need to, as well. Lastly- it could be a coincidence that you were hit with malware at the same time you installed the others- a sweep ...


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Speaking as a Storage Engineer, we've been deploying flash across the environment. The reasons we aren't doing so faster are: cost. It remains eye wateringly expensive (especially for 'enterprise grade') - may not look like much on a 'per server' basis, but adds up to shockingly large numbers when you're talking multiple petabytes. density. It's related ...


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The most common problem for the "This PC" delays is networking. A network drive that was once connected is not present. If you boot your PC with the network cable disconnected, then the "This PC" will open instantly if you have this issue. This is because when you start your PC with networking enabled the "This PC" shortcut execution shows you a dialog ...


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I'm missing some relevant criteria in the question: (Leaving out archival storage (usually tapes) which don't need to be 'online' (which doesn't necessarily refer to being available via the internet)) Archival storage which must be available (without manual intervention loading physical medium) Storage intended to be available at maximum possible speed ...


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Tons of bad answers here from people that obviously only know low end SSD. There is one reason - Price. Mostly if you do not need the performance. Once you need the IOPS budget a SSD (even in a Raid 5) gives you - anything else does not matter. 10K SAS/SATA drive: around 350 IOPS. SSD: The ones I use - last years model, etnerprise - 35000 Go figure - ...


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try installing just one hard drive WITHOUT raid, I am surprised nobody said to try that, my bet is on a raid issue.


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Your browser will start faster. After that, unless you have an extremely fast low-latency internet connection (as in ≥400 MBit/s, ≤10 ms), you won’t get any speed boost, because your disk will always be able to keep up with the internet. There could, however, be other programs eating up all the IOPS your disk can provide. In that case, you may get ...


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No matter how much RAM you have in your PC, there will be always files cached to local disk while you surf (unless you specifically configured your browser not to). Those cached files will be used when you revisit the previously visited web sites. With an SSD, you will get benefits of speed and low latency access of cached files, so an SSD will definitely ...


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Aside from cost, is there still a reason to choose a 10K RPM (or faster) hard drive over an SSD? Isn't it obvious? Capacity. SSDs simply can't compete on capacity. If you care that much more about performance than capacity and want a single disk solution, an SSD is for you. If you prefer more capacity, you can go with a raid array of HDDs to get ...


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Not sure these justify picking a hard drive over a NAND-Flash SSD, but they are certainly areas that a 10,000 rpm hard drive would offer benefits over one. Write amplification. Hard drives can directly over-write a sector, but NAND-Flash SSDs cannot overwrite a page. The entire block must be erased, and then the page can be re-used. If there is other ...


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Why not 15.6K U320 SCSI devices? Fast, cheap and plentiful. I have had too many SSD's go south to trust them anymore (both personal experience and anecdotal evidence). Enterprise grade SCSI/SAS disks are still the drive of choice with critical data. I have seen uptimes of five years on a U320 15K SCSI drive in a RAID array on a Dell 2900 series Server ...


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I see no reason not to use SAS SSDs over SAS HDD. However, if presented with the choice between a SAS HDD and a SATA SSD, my enterprice choice might well be the SAS drive. Reason: SAS has better error recovery. A non-RAID edition SATA HDD might hang the whole bus (and with that possibly deny usage of the whole server) when it dies. A SAS-based system would ...


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This is what the NCQ protocol is for. A drive that supports NCQ looks at all of the incoming commands and reorders them to service them more efficiently (and essentially, reordering the commands is what you're asking about). That said, I see in your example you have a disk queue depth of 27, so we're well past the help of even NCQ. This is a problem for ...


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This is a velociraptor. As you may notice, it's a 1tb, 2.5 inch drive inside a massive heatsink meant to cool it down. In essence, it's an 'overclocked' 2.5 inch drive. You end up having the worst of all worlds. It's not as fast at random reads/writes as an SSD in many cases, it doesn't match the storage density of a 3.5 inch drive (which goes up to 3-4 tb ...


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Enterprise SAS disks have their place in the enterprise. You buy them for reliability and speed. Some SAS drives also support the SATA interface while others are only SAS. The main difference is the difference is occurrence of the URE or Unrecoverable read Error. Normal consumer drives are usually 1 in 10 ^ -14. Enterprise SATA and SAS+SATA drives are 10 ...


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You are comparing a Xeon 5698 processor (4.4 GHz) with an E3-1265 (2.5-3.5 GHz). Here are some reasons why they measured the single thread E3 performance as faster: L1 caches are twice as big on the E3. L2 cache is twice as big on the E3. More register read ports on the E3. Better branch predictor on the E3. Instructions are cached after decoding on the ...


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I really appreciate the help by the user @magicandre1981. Apart from that the solution that i came to have is to disable Superfetch service in Windows. Microsoft says it improves system performance over time by seeing program usage but what i research on the internet, many users complained about it that initially when system is newly installed, it runs ok ...


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The HDD usage comes from the superfetch service which preloads data from the HDD into the RAM: Starting with Vista this service loads data into the RAM to speedup the performance of Windows. Also starting with Vista, the IO activities also have priorities like processes. And superfetch runs at very low priority. So it should not affect other IO activity, ...


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I had the same problem with CrystalDiskMark and had to force-terminate it. Then plain copying again showed problems this time: started out fast and then stalled. So, at least it's consistently broken now. I switched out the cable (and skipped the dock) and all was well. So, docks and hot-swap bays are handy enough when they work, but when a drive acts ...



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