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    Dam away all Christmas, might miss it. I will send my entry early then its at the top of the pile

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Blast i never win anything!

    Well cone Boon.

    When is the next comp?
    Makes 2 of us, I've got more chance of catching a cold lol

    Will keep an eye or two out for the chrimbo one

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    Gz Boon!

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    well i finally got a 2.5 to 3.5 tray for the drive and installed W7x64 and although it seems snappier the WEI is no different from the F1 320gb i had it installed on, 5.9 is the lowest score

    Q9550 - 7.3
    Cosair Dominator 4gb - 7.3
    ATI 4870 512mb - 6.6 /6.6
    SSD - 5.9

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    Well Done Boon! See Simon told you i never win anything muhaha! i'll give the xmas one a shot me thinks... maybe santa will bring me more luck

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon72 View Post
    well i finally got a 2.5 to 3.5 tray for the drive and installed W7x64 and although it seems snappier the WEI is no different from the F1 320gb i had it installed on, 5.9 is the lowest score

    Q9550 - 7.3
    Cosair Dominator 4gb - 7.3
    ATI 4870 512mb - 6.6 /6.6
    SSD - 5.9
    Maybe sell that one and put the dosh towards an intel X25 SSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon72 View Post
    well i finally got a 2.5 to 3.5 tray for the drive and installed W7x64 and although it seems snappier the WEI is no different from the F1 320gb i had it installed on, 5.9 is the lowest score

    Q9550 - 7.3
    Cosair Dominator 4gb - 7.3
    ATI 4870 512mb - 6.6 /6.6
    SSD - 5.9
    You can't just take that score as a benchmark. SSD's are faster in some areas - for example random read operations (on a hard disk, this will make the head move all over the place, on an SSD there's no head ). So, fragmentation is also a non-issue. It will also make the pagefile/paging process faster.

    So, whilst it might not have the blazing speeds of an X-25, it will still speed up quite a lot of activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You can't just take that score as a benchmark. SSD's are faster in some areas - for example random read operations (on a hard disk, this will make the head move all over the place, on an SSD there's no head ). So, fragmentation is also a non-issue. It will also make the pagefile/paging process faster.

    So, whilst it might not have the blazing speeds of an X-25, it will still speed up quite a lot of activities.
    True - but I thought the windows 7 test did do the random read and writes as per Arthurs posts on another thread.

    The other option is to buy another SSD and put it into a RAID 0 Config

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    Or just be happy with a free SSD and be grateful?
    LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    True - but I thought the windows 7 test did do the random read and writes as per Arthurs posts on another thread.

    The other option is to buy another SSD and put it into a RAID 0 Config
    Ah, but the thing about the 'single number' benchmark that windows gives it that it tells you about the slowest thing the device did. So, whilst that number may be saying 'this is a slow disk', it doesn't tell you that it may be quicker than others in certain areas. Doing a proper benchmark would be better - PCMark for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ah, but the thing about the 'single number' benchmark that windows gives it that it tells you about the slowest thing the device did. So, whilst that number may be saying 'this is a slow disk', it doesn't tell you that it may be quicker than others in certain areas. Doing a proper benchmark would be better - PCMark for example.
    This really bugs me about the Windows tests. Its a bit like taking the British Olympic team, putting me in the 100m and saying we are terrible just because I finished last. Or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ah, but the thing about the 'single number' benchmark that windows gives it that it tells you about the slowest thing the device did. So, whilst that number may be saying 'this is a slow disk', it doesn't tell you that it may be quicker than others in certain areas. Doing a proper benchmark would be better - PCMark for example.
    or HDTach

    HdTach

    Or possibly Burn In Test

    http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm

    @ Ap0ther - there is always that - at least boon actually got an SSD unlike someone here lol

    edit

    surely it would of been better for hdtach or similiar bench marking software to use an iso and burn the iso to a disc and boot into its own enviroment and do the tests that way as apposed to running the software on top of windows that no doubt accesses or trys to use the hardware in the process.
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 10th November 2009 at 09:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    This really bugs me about the Windows tests. Its a bit like taking the British Olympic team, putting me in the 100m and saying we are terrible just because I finished last. Or something...
    Yeah they could do a pink lane specially for you and see how fast the british olympic team really are lol

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