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Discussion in 'UO Resources' started by Lorddog, May 3, 2011.
ocz vertex 3 is a new awesome SSD
where can i find a laptop that uses it?
or even a pc
i doubt any laptop will be selling it just yet... it's crazy new. plus the laptop would need to support 6Gb sata to take advantage of the 500+Mb/s rates. trust me when i tell you, any sandforce 1200chipset will blow you away. the 2100's are 6Gb. i got a corsair in my desktop at home and it takes 11 seconds from post beep, to login screen and im using the 1200.
no matter what, when you purchase an SSD, you want to minimize writes to the drive as much as possible... even TRIM supported drives.
in desktops with an ssd (primary boot drive), use your large platter drives (secondary) to write the following to:
-assorted cache/saved files for applications and games
-temporary internet files/folders (cookies etc)
to find out how to do all this, do a search on how to minimize writes to ssd's.
the newer ones have 100,000 writes instead of 10,000
10,000 = 2.5 yrs (expected)
100,000 = 5-10 yr (expected)
this is lesser a concern today then it was.
single layer ssd's vs. dual layer ssd's ?
where did you get that information from ? that quote was talking about 1994 vs. 1997 ssd drives. SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance" article in StorageSearch.com
if you don't think writes need to be minimized to ssd's, you're taking an unnecessary risk imho.
remember when cells die, the data on it is gone... it cannot be accessed or retrieved the way you might be able to on a non-clicking platter drive.
even if 100,000 write cycles is true (even that is low imho) ... temp files,page files(even if it's turned off due to having 8+Gb's of memory) ,cache and temp internet files(cooklies), email, system restore etc etc files can add up to 500-1000 writes per day.
A lot of companies claim 20+ Gb of writes per day, but like i said, once the electron based cell dies, the data is irretrievable.
no it is good to optimize the drive and not run defrag on it.
i think the cell becomes read-only actually when the write limit is reached.
100,000 is the write count for each block of data (14k?). if you do 1000 writes it may only be on 1% of the drive.
also there is support monitor you can check the life expentency of your drive in real time.
the newer drives also have reserves that it will go to once parts of the drive starts to fail so you have time to replace.
i dont remeber where i dot my data from searches on google but the sources were pretty reliable.
I dont usually go over 2 yrs without upgrading my computers anyhow.
noone has really reported on real life limits on these drives but they havent been excessive reporting on the newer drives as to failing quickly.
yep I totally agree, no degrag... that's what "TRIM" is for.
Although i'm not too sure about them being read only after write limit is reached.
Cystal Disk is the most 'SMART' capable regarding SSD's I believe. Can't trust speedfan or platter based Smart software to interpret SSD's. Something I find silly is the OCZ REVO pciE SSD doesn't support TRIM at all (last i checked) ... just till recently could you boot from them as well. Those don't have 6Gb limit transfer bottlenecks and read/write upwards of 1000+ Mb/s, those will be the choice SSD's soon.
it is rediciously easy to replace an existing harddrive in both desktop and laptops
only need to make sure the interface is supported in your pc