Solid State of the Union: 5 Top SSDs Reviewed

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blindhorizon

one thing that has bugged me for some time now is the Windows system swap file.  i have a laptop with the only option of one SSD drive.  and with out the support of TRIM on it and the Winows Swap always eating away at space.  the question is...

Would it be better with the speeds of SSD to turn off the windows swap file? or is there another option i'm not seeing.

system spec:

2.4ghz
4gb ram
128gb SSD
Win 7 Ult. 

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blindhorizon

yes i did mean the Paging file.  thanks for the advice...i did turn off the system protection/system restore, i am one of the few that probably actually use hibernate mode so i cant turn that off....i'm still hesitating on turning off PAGING all together maybe i will play around with it.

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nsvander

Funny that you guys give the sandforce such great reviews!  Have you guys checked these drives over say the period of a month?  I have read many many reviews on the net that states there garbage collection system and lack of cache cause major system performance degradations over time, and cause them to perform worse then Indilink or Intel base controller drives.

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kevaskous

lol...get a machine that isn't several years old, and that simply will not be the case. Furthermore 64bit is the way to go, and in that term, is non comparable.

 

 Edit:made to the post below 

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huhhuh

As I replied to guy under - it's bloody q6600/4GB, I don't think it needs updates since apps and formats havent been progressing i na mean time.

Altough, if I get a Canon 5Dii then I might.

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huhhuh

since xp does not have trim and it won't have it forever, what happens when drive fills up ?

i guess every producer has it's own tools to make empty bits really empty ?

 

 

I still am not ready for Win7 because when I tried it it run Adobe PhotoShop and Premiere way slower then 32bit xp.

 

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Devo85x

 My question to you is why would you spend all the money for an SSD to put on a XP machine?  If your computer runs so slow in 7 you probably have more problems with your computer than just a slow hdd...

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huhhuh

Actually I havent said my computer runs slow. Nor it does. I said the hard core apps on 64bit Win7 are in disadvantage to same apps on 32bit XP. So let's say a Slider in Picasa for sharpening moves smooth in XP, and freezes in Win7.

And as far as my XP boot goes - around or less then 15 secs (since it's modified xp/sp3).

And I got the Q6600/4gbRAM machine, so I wouldnt call it underpowered.

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ABouman

Sorry everyone - should be corrected now!

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Devo85x

 TYVM

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Devo85x

 Not cool...

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EvilHomerGD

agreed!

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