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I guarantee these things write randomly at least 30 times faster than yours.

Also, windows boots for me in 27 seconds.
    
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Write times are too slow IMO. I write faster on my mai9n set of drives.
Again.... sequential writes. Only time most users do that is file transfers.

Sequential writes are the absolutely least important metric for most users... so why are you so hung up on it?

Random performance makes up 90% of disk access. That means 90% of the time a SSD is 30-100 times faster than a HDD. For the remaining time, the SSD matches or still beats a HDD.
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Write times are too slow IMO. I write faster on my mai9n set of drives.
I think you're missing the point. Those numbers that you stated are sequential read/write times. The vast majority of your everyday usage is random read/write operations, and this is where SSDs are so much faster than HDDs.

Your HDDs might be faster perhaps, or maybe not, at transfering huge files (sequential), but it will feel like it's running at a snail's pace compared to SSDs during everyday usage. And SSDs have a much lower seek time so things feel much snappier than when on an HDD.

You're confusing the significance of sequential vs. random read/write speeds. HDD and SSD manufacturers tout sequential speeds because they are numerically higher. However, it's the random speeds that most impact your user experience. And as DuckieHo said, SSDs are much faster (30x or more) than HDDs at random read/writes, as long as the SSD has a decent controller.

If you're still confused on the matter, google "anandtech ssd anthology" and give that a read.
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I bought one.....2 YEARS AGO.

Still working great.

Its an old drive but still performs great. Faster Intel drives have taken its place or soon will be (the 510 series).

I don't care how much more that it costs compared to other drives. They are proven to work and are extremely reliable.
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post #16 of 57
My intel G2 drive was my first SSD and the difference was AMAZING. Photoshop, office, WoW all start INSTANTLY; not almost instantly but as soon as you release the mouse button.

Clinging to old tech.... but it wont matter once this internet fad is over
post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann View Post
Do you even understand the benefits of SSD'S?

Who in the world gets a SSD for its writing capability.....
very true...someone doesn't grasp the concept of SSDs

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I guarantee these things write randomly at least 30 times faster than yours.

Also, windows boots for me in 27 seconds.
I boot windows in around 15 or so...........

also since when is 80 30 times higher than 170?

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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
very true...someone doesn't grasp the concept of SSDs


nuff said even if it is a 320

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HAHAHHA oh that statment WAS funny, except for the fact that i do understand that an SSD has faster access and random times. But needless to say it was quite comical and very appropriate for you to laugh so hard. tool

If you even read the title of this thread youd see that my question was not is an SSD faster than HDD, it was why do people prefer Intel drives that are overpriced and slower in some areas, over more reasonably priced quicker drives.
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So are you against just Intel drives or all SSD's?
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