SSD is good for read. It's the best for random read and even a RAID-0 with 4 10K RPM HDD's would struggle to keep up on random read operations.
A single 7200 RPM HDD will be VASTLY superior on random write speeds to an SSD.
Sequential read on a 7200 RPM HDD will often be close to an SSD.
When you RAID-0 on a good controller with 2 HDD's, you'll be able to push up your write speeds even further. Your sequential read speeds will often rise way above an SSD in these circumstances too. Your Random Read speeds will still be below an SSD.
The reason SSD's are superior, as many already know, is the sub 1ms access rates. A HDD, being a mechanical device, will have an access time of between 7ms and 18ms (dependant on drive model, health, RPM, and configuration). Therefore, an SSD can output some VERY crazy IOPS numbers (in the region of 60K+).
It's most likely a bug related to running a RAID, but HD Tune Pro reports around 5.5GB/s burst read rate for the RAID, while the SSD is down at 162MB/s.
What SSD's suffer from, some quite badly, is that as they fill up, their random read speeds can drop dramatically. This is probably a bug with HD Tune Pro, but my SSD is reporting access times of > 10ms. Likewise, it also won't allow me to perform that test until i first try it on the RAID. Quite possible it's not actually performing the test on the SSD.
Last edited by Synthaxx; 2011-03-27 at 09:46 PM.
Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
Trolling should be.
I am only using 31.8 gigs and that is with Window's, WoW, Norton,PC Wizard,Vent,CCleaner...What that''s all you need right. I would go cheap and get a 60gig and use your same drive for music or whatever useless crap u got on there.
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Damn you really O'cd your I7 to 5.21g is it stable or is it about to blow up any minute.