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How does intel 520 compare with Samsung SSD? I heard the Intel drives are very good too.
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Yes, but not in any way you'd notice in real-world use.

What about installing like 150GB of data in one hour or so?
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Yes, but not in any way you'd notice in real-world use.

What about installing like 150GB of data in one hour or so?
lol, such a minuscule difference for consumers.
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What about installing like 150GB of data in one hour or so?

Usage like that is fairly atypical. AnandTech shows AS-SSD sequential write for Samsung 830 is 395.1MB/s and for the Samsung 840 Pro 492.8MB/s. Assuming that's just a disk image you're trying to restore (which should hopefully copy the entire disk using large blocks), you're looking at 389s (6m 29s) for the 830 and 312s (5m 12s) with the 840 Pro. Granted, the actual restore would probably take longer as software probably checks that the data is written correctly, regardless the difference still isn't very pronounced. Of course, your source also needs to be able to match the write speed of the Samsung 830/840 Pro.
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I'm talking about installing fresh windows 7 copy, and installing all of my games as well, at once, ofc i'm talking about full patched OS as well.

In the past, i had issues with this, on my C300, it simply can not cope with 100+ GB of data in just few hours or so, its to much writes, i hope this is alot better on new drives.
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I'm talking about installing fresh windows 7 copy, and installing all of my games as well, at once, ofc i'm talking about full patched OS as well.
In the past, i had issues with this, on my C300, it simply can not cope with 100+ GB of data in just few hours or so, its to much writes, i hope this is alot better on new drives.

For a fresh install with all your patches downloaded from the internet, for most folks, the bottleneck is the internet connection rather than the storage subsystem. Unless you have, say, a constant 250Mbps connection and your download sources allow you to max out that bandwidth, getting even the fastest SSD won't help you finish your system setup in 1 hour.
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For a fresh install with all your patches downloaded from the internet, for most folks, the bottleneck is the internet connection rather than the storage subsystem. Unless you have, say, a constant 250Mbps connection and your download sources allow you to max out that bandwidth, getting even the fastest SSD won't help you finish your system setup in 1 hour.

Dude, trust me i know what im saying, i get the updates downloaded in 30 mins or so, but the issue is programs installation time, i got older SSD and it has big write latency, around 0.7xxx ms, so yes it gets slow during this periods, with new SSD that problems will be solved, if you want to see how good is some ssd, try continous programs/data installation when you format, don't leave stuff for the other day, thats the best test imho, because all SSD's are very very fast for light use, but what when you use them heavy? wink.gif

And ye, i said few hours not one.
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For a fresh install with all your patches downloaded from the internet, for most folks, the bottleneck is the internet connection rather than the storage subsystem. Unless you have, say, a constant 250Mbps connection and your download sources allow you to max out that bandwidth, getting even the fastest SSD won't help you finish your system setup in 1 hour.

Dude, trust me i know what im saying, i get the updates downloaded in 30 mins or so, but the issue is programs installation time, i got older SSD and it has big write latency, around 0.7xxx ms, so yes it gets slow during this periods, with new SSD that problems will be solved, if you want to see how good is some ssd, try continous programs/data installation when you format, don't leave stuff for the other day, thats the best test imho, because all SSD's are very very fast for light use, but what when you use them heavy? wink.gif

And ye, i said few hours not one.
They all slow down! biggrin.gif
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They all slow down! biggrin.gif

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Dude, trust me i know what im saying, i get the updates downloaded in 30 mins or so, but the issue is programs installation time, i got older SSD and it has big write latency, around 0.7xxx ms, so yes it gets slow during this periods, with new SSD that problems will be solved, if you want to see how good is some ssd, try continous programs/data installation when you format, don't leave stuff for the other day, thats the best test imho, because all SSD's are very very fast for light use, but what when you use them heavy? wink.gif

I've done that on the Samsung 830 256GB (Windows install and continuous program installation followed by data copy). It all went by quite quickly. I actually had multiple program installers running at the same time (something I've learned not to do with HDDs) and the SSD easily kept up with it. I forgot to run CrystalDiskInfo to see exactly how much the host writes were for the initial set-up but used space on the SSD was around 100GiB after all was said and done.

All SSDs slow down as you fill them up but I reckon as long as you have enough free space so it doesn't have to erase pages while you're writing, you should be fine.
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