Here I want to show you the difference between a SSD and normal magnetic hard drives.

First of Definition:

SSD = Solid State Drive

Pros of the SSD to magnetic hard disks:
- faster
- Shock resistant
- Low power consumption
- No defragmentation is necessary.

But there are some disadvantages:
- Lower write cycles
- Higher capacity at a lower price

Nevertheless, I decided the end of 2012 to purchase a Samsung SSD to get 830 with 128 GB.

On the SSD only Windows and programs ae installed. Files, images, songs, videos f.e. are on a commercial HDD.

Before I get to the benchmark test, here is an information in advance:
The SSD is not running on full power because I have only a 3 Mbit connection on the PC - the full power is associated with 6 MBit!

And now the results of the benchmark test of the SSD:






If it would run with full power, double speed could be reached.

Nevertheless you see a huge performance boost.



As a comparison, my Western Digital 1 TB HDD.
which was at this time a very fast magnetic hard disk was (64 MB cache):


The lower tests were discontinued because they just took too long.

It is still very good to see how "slow" this hard drive is compared to an SSD.







As a comparison here my older SAMSUNG 250 HDD:




Also this test was discontinued because of the long duration.






The last thing the performance index before installing in the SSD:



The slowest index was this if the hard disc.

And now the SSD:


It is tremedous to see the difference.


Here is my result:
No Computer without an SSD!

Small note: Above is the performance index places over 8.0, below max. 7,9.

The reason is that the upper performance index was done with Windows 8, the one down was done with Windows 7

(Windows 8 was released in late October 2012, the performance index with the operating system was made in July 2012).

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