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Virus scanners will run MUCH faster on SSDs. In fact, they sometimes can be CPU bottlenecked.
 

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I dont think so unless you have an old chip.

Well, your right, but Duckie did say sometimes. Which depends on what cpu you have.

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Since SSD's have insane read speeds, does that means virus scans on them would be really fast? Or would the other components bottleneck it?

Virus scans would definitely run quicker. I may invest in some ss drives in the near term.
 

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I dont think so unless you have an old chip.

Running a ClamWin scan on my single-core K8 2.4GHz server puts it at 100% load. This is on a hard drive that does 70-90MB/s. I wouldn't be surprised if the CPU bottlenecked with a SSD.

It depends on the AV software, drive, and CPU.
 
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I dont think so unless you have an old chip.

Most of the time Duckie knows what he is talking about (look at his REP LOL). In this case, I agree with him 100%. There will be cases where the SSD's access and read files faster then some CPU's can process. I have 4 SSD's, and a nice CPU, and a full virus scan using Avast uses about 25% of my CPU power. Now this is with 4 cores and 4 virtual, I can only imagine what would happen if I was still using my old e6600
 

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Since I can hit 9-10% CPU load (~75% of a logical core) while virus scanning on my HT enabled 3.8GHz i7 and 7200.12 RAID 0 setup, I have no doubts that many systems could be CPU limited with a decent SSD. Even fairly recent and powerful setups could see 100% use of a core.
 
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