Originally Posted by Chaython
The 3tb segate hdd when under 500gb full was getting a stead 240mb/s read/write in crystal mark
And after every 500 I tested seemed to be a lot slower though at over half full I average 140mb/s read write
SSDs primarily excel in random read/writes and access time. The best HDD wouldn't come close to a anything worth regarding as an SSD.
First gen SSDs struggled to hit that speed but modern SSDs don't have that problem whatsoever. I'd really recommend reading through some of AnandTech's reviews of SSDs.
I'll save you some time and give you a free one:
Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR Much needed directions please.....
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Edited by Ryleh - 2/22/13 at 12:05pm