Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
Well yeah, it's just SLIGHTLY slower (probably unobservable to the user) in synthetic benchmarks.
It's a terrific deal!
When you're benching with a RAM Cache, or small high speed buffer, it's no longer the true speed of the SSD that you're testing.
I actually purchased a Crucial BX100 (250GB) myself the other day. They're one of the faster SSDs on the market overall since they don't rely on synthetic boosts like RAM Caching or an SLC Buffer. They also don't rely on compressible data to achieve the advertised speeds, which is something that's unfortunately common enough to have to look out for.
It may not bench as well as some others, since they're not the fastest
, but they're still much better than a lot of the cheap/budget ones on the market.
They're definitely a good purchase and fast enough to give that quick feeling in just about every task.
For someone coming from a HDD, it will be a night/day difference.
Originally Posted by rwisdaman
Ok so if I just clone the whole drive over to the SSD and then reformat the HDD, am I still going to have to go in and change settings in the msconfig or regedit?
Because if I do, I will be at a loss as I do not know much about messing with those programs. However, If I do, then I might as well just Install a fresh copy of windows onto the SSD and then reinstall everything else that is on the HDD onto the SSD and then wipe the HDD.
How can something so easy be so complicated for me?
Excuse me, I have to go find some of my lost brain cells..........oh...there goes one.........!!!
You should not need to change anything in the registry or msconfig after a successful clone. Cloning copies all of those settings, too, over to the new drive along with the OS.
If you just clone it, and boot from it, you're good to go. Anything extra will be just minor optimizations which are not actually necessary.
You'll be fine if you do those later, even if later never actually comes. If you ever do really want to deal with those things later you can get around to them whenever you feel comfortable doing so.
Originally Posted by jsc1973
An SSD has to be pretty awful not to thoroughly out-perform a standard HDD. Even a cheap SSD makes ordinary HDD's look like they're stuck in mud. Even if you buy the cheapest SSD out there, there's no reason not to have one in any new build these days.
Can't think of a reason?
Here's one. Storage capacity in cheap single drive systems.
Laptops are one of the best candidates for an SSD due to how much they're moved around, and the whole battery life thing, but unfortunately not all of them come with multiple drive bays so it becomes an either/or situation in most cases.