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    Tell us about your SSD experience.

    I just bought a Corsair Storage Solutions 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Drive Force Series.
    I am very happy with it.
    I did
    Code:
    sudo hdparm -t /dev/hda
    and my results were 210 mb/s. The device is listed at 285 read speed.
    It boots 10.10 in 10 seconds with the purple splash only showing for .5 second. Everything is snappy and opens very quick.

    So what are your experiences with SSD's.

    P.S. No STD stories.
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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    from sudo lshw:

    Code:
               *-disk:1
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: OCZ-VERTEX
                    ...
                    size: 59GiB (64GB)
                    ...
                  *-volume
                       description: EXT4 volume
                       vendor: Linux
                       ...
                       size: 59GiB
                       capacity: 59GiB
                       ...
                       configuration: ... mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,

    Code:
    [chris: ~]$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdb1
    [sudo] password for chris: 
    
    /dev/sdb1:
     Timing buffered disk reads:  408 MB in  3.01 seconds = 135.36 MB/sec
    this SSD is the root partition, and is about a year old. i haven't implemented any of the complex partitioning schemes folks recommend for SSDs, so it will be interesting to see the differences from folks that did do so.
    Last edited by earthpigg; October 22nd, 2010 at 04:09 AM.
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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    pretty good.

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    Hey,

    I use an Intel SSD - 40GB.

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    I have an 80GB Intel X25-M drive. My experience with it is fast, quiet and cool.
    The drive has my system on it (two partitions, root and home), it's using EXT4 and the only advice regarding SSD I've taken was not to have a swap partition, I'm too lazy for anything other than that.
    Timing buffered disk reads: 748 MB in 3.00 secTiming buffered disk reads: 748 MB in 3.00 seconds = 249.28 MB/seconds = 249.28 MB/sec
    Code:
    sudo hdparm -t /dev/hda
    Timing buffered disk reads:  748 MB in  3.00 seconds = 249.28 MB/sec

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    I have a 60 gig OCZ Agility2. I wonder if my cpu is the bottleneck because from grub, my system boots into Ubuntu in ~20 seconds. Other than that, I really like the performance of the drive.
    use linux

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    Hey guys,

    I'm going to use this thread to ask you this: since I'm using a Core Solo laptop right now, will a change of HDD to an SSD make a lot of difference or will the CPU speed eventually be the limiting factor (1.86GHz, 2Gb RAM)?

    Thanks for your feedback.
    Desktop : iMac 21.5" (2011) Core i5 Sandy Bridge - AMD Radeon HD 6750M - 8Gb RAM - OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion
    Laptop : EasyNote TS 44HR (2012) - Core i3 Sandy Bridge - Intel HD3000 - 4Gb RAM - elementary OS 0.2 + Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untitled_No4 View Post
    it's using EXT4
    I was under the impression that ext2 was the preferred file system on SSD's.

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by johntaylor1887 View Post
    I was under the impression that ext2 was the preferred file system on SSD's.
    I read that somewhere. Then again, I read somewhere else that ext4 was just as good nowadays. I don't know, I'll never know and therefore I decided to use my SSD as I would use any other Hard Drive (sans Swap). It's not that I want it to fail, but I figured out that by the time it does SSDs will be better and more affordable anyway, and I'll just replace mine (yes, I do backup religiously, but I always have).

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    Re: Tell us about your SSD experience.

    I am curious what else you notice besides fast bootups and impressive speeds when you do diagnostics. Does it make a big difference in apps you use, etc?

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