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Upgrading boot drive to SSD, old HD a usable application drive?

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I have a Dell XPS i630 with a 320GB Seagate 7200RPM SATA drive... google shows no actual specs other than 7200RPM SATA 3.0. I am going to go with an OCZ 60GB SSD for the boot drive. I also purchased the Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB as a data drive (I had been using an external USB HD but it's on it's last legs). What I am wondering is, where do I put my applications? Would the Seagate be faster than the Samsung since it's 7200 RPM, or should I just toss it and put the apps on the F4, which is only 5400 RPM?

I ran CrystalDisk against the Seagate and the numbers were almost comically low, but I am assuming they are not accurate when running them on your boot drive while you are running off the disk...

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 75.064 MB/s
Sequential Write : 66.023 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 31.431 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 26.732 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.435 MB/s [ 106.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.673 MB/s [ 164.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.655 MB/s [ 160.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.622 MB/s [ 151.9 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 42.8% (51.3/119.8 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/01/19 9:11:24
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition [6.1 Build 7600] (x64)


Here are some unofficial numbers I found someone posted of the F4... which are appearing to be much higher than my Seagate... again I dunno if the numbers are trustworthy for the Seagate.


http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/...alDiskMark.png
Edited by clouser - 1/19/11 at 6:28am
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Either way it probably won't be noticeable but I would stick with the seagate for applications and the f4 for storage.
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