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I didn't really word my other post correctly...

If you had a 32 bit OS which is limited to 4GB of system memory you could place your swap file on an SSD raid 0 setup to significantly improve system performance
That is on by default however as long as you don't run low on RAM with 4GB you would be fine for having it off.
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The fastest SSD I've seen are in the 130MB/s range... comparable to a VelcioRaptor. While Random Access Time is uber, I don't think it will help THAT much. Unless Intel managed to leap ahead, that is.


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"Solid-state drives are especially useful on computers that already have the maximum amount of supported RAM. For example, some computer systems built on the x86-32 architecture can effectively be extended beyond the 4 GB limit by putting the paging file or swap file on an SSD. Owing to the bandwidth bottleneck of the bus they connect to, SSDs cannot read and write data as fast as main RAM can, but they are far faster than any mechanical hard drive. Placing the swap file on an SSD, as opposed to a traditional hard drive, can therefore provide a significant performance increase."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

Its still early days but these drives will make a big difference to the people limited to 32bit operating systems
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Can anyone make out the ram is installed?
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Quoted from Wiki...

"Solid-state drives are especially useful on computers that already have the maximum amount of supported RAM. For example, some computer systems built on the x86-32 architecture can effectively be extended beyond the 4 GB limit by putting the paging file or swap file on an SSD. Owing to the bandwidth bottleneck of the bus they connect to, SSDs cannot read and write data as fast as main RAM can, but they are far faster than any mechanical hard drive. Placing the swap file on an SSD, as opposed to a traditional hard drive, can therefore provide a significant performance increase."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

Its still early days but these drives will make a big difference to the people limited to 32bit operating systems

Where are the benchmarks though? The only time that I have seen SSD excel in real-world testing is in RAID with a high-end RAID controller.
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I didn't really word my other post correctly...

If you had a 32 bit OS which is limited to 4GB of system memory you could place your swap file on an SSD raid 0 setup to significantly improve system performance
Thats an option, but with current SSD prices it's significantly cheaper to upgrade the OS and add more ram.
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Where are the benchmarks though? The only time that I have seen SSD excel in real-world testing is in RAID with a high-end RAID controller.
Sorry it was my mistake...I thought I had seen benchmarks or at least something about 200 mb/s but I can't find it or misread it
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