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What to do and not to do on SSD drives in Windows.

  1. #11

    Thanks Ray8,

    If I had a super rig I would definitely take the chance but my old rig has been servicing me well since circa 2004-2005 so I don't want to rock the boat because it still really meets all my needs... and its relatively fast too.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  4. #14

    What a Difference a Day Makes!

    Quote Originally Posted by norepli View Post
    I'm sticking with the old spindle drives for now because I know I'll (most likely) get a bad SSD with my luck!
    So, my wife overheard me talking about SSDs to a friend and then she goes out and buys me a Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD (I guess she felt bad after spending a ton of money on QVC stuff). Anyway, I threw it in my old Dimension 8400 and its working fine; however, its only running at AHCI/SATA 1 speeds because that's the best the old rig can do! However, I have noticed some improvements so here they are:

    Read speeds increased from an average of 53mbps (old 40GB) to 113mbps (HDTune free).
    Shed a few seconds off boot time (it was already fast at about 10-12 seconds to the desktop).
    Improved temperatures (case running 7 degrees (f) cooler - now running 3 degrees (f) above room ambient).
    Easy install, no instructions, BIOS recognized, loaded system image from backup, BOOM done!
    Downloaded Patriot SSD Firmware Updater and updated to the current version.
    Its hard to judge any overall speed improvement because it was already fast (for the things I normally do).


    Last edited by norepli; 27 Feb 2013 at 00:15.
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