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  • Widge Moderator 25 Apr 2013 12:39:51 13,273 posts
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    MISTOOK FIRST PAGE FOR LAST PAGE :(

    Edited by Widge at 12:43:19 25-04-2013

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  • MMMarmite 25 Apr 2013 13:24:07 996 posts
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    I've got Crucial M4 256GB that I got cheap that I should install but I'm really not keen on installing Windows and all the applications again :(
  • Dirtbox 25 Apr 2013 13:28:57 77,483 posts
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    There's an app in this thread that saves you that hassle.

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  • THFourteen 25 Apr 2013 13:31:55 32,905 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Think I'm gonna get one of these.

    Time to upgrade from Vista to Windows 8, I've had the upgrade sitting here since Jan but haven't got round to it. I was gonna buy an external USB drive to backup my documents, then do a clean install but instead I think I'm just going to install W8 on a new SSD.

    What's the best value proposition at the moment? Looking at the Samsung 840 120gb on Amazon for 85 quid at the sec.

    Is 120gb enough for Windows 8? All my media will be on a separate old seagate HDD (which I'm currently using as my main drive).
    i've got 120gb. It has windows 8, office and the rest are games and save files. Probably get about 5-6 games on depending on size - eg FIFA is 8gb, and SWOTR is 25gb.
  • MMMarmite 25 Apr 2013 13:45:48 996 posts
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    @Dirtbox cheers, just backtracked and found the link.
  • StixxUK 25 Apr 2013 14:18:04 7,234 posts
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    Just went and grabbed the Samsung for £90 with all the mounts and cables which didn't seem too bad considering it was 85 on Amazon without that gubbins.

    I probably won't have many games on there as the graphics and processor aren't really up to the latest. Probably just Starcraft 2 and some Indie nonsense...
    Is it worth using the various tools and programs to keep it up to speed or can I just bung it in like a normal HDD and enjoy the speed boost?

    Edited by StixxUK at 14:19:45 25-04-2013
  • THFourteen 25 Apr 2013 14:26:56 32,905 posts
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    Erm... i'm not even sure what the tools and programs are! i reckon you can skip them. Never noticed any slowness on either my desktop or laptop SSDs
  • Sharzam 25 Apr 2013 20:37:58 2,744 posts
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    Indeed, no software needed as Windows uses the normal storage drivers.

    All the clever SSD stuff is in the BIOS for example if you install your OS with IDE selected you will run into problems. Install the OS on the SSD using AHCI or you will bugger up TRIM support.

    Most tinkers you will see on the internet are about helping with capacity problems. They wont necessarily help performance or smoothness like disabling the page file will save you a bit of space but windows uses a page file for a reason.

    Edited by Sharzam at 20:40:13 25-04-2013

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  • OptimusPube 24 May 2014 16:40:25 2,914 posts
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    Lab tests show significant speed increase with new software processes.
    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140522/353388/

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  • Roddles 24 May 2014 16:42:43 1,784 posts
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    Amazing if true and free for all existing SSD drives.
  • PearOfAnguish 24 May 2014 17:09:55 7,156 posts
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    I've got a disappearing SSD problem. It's an older Crucial M4, and about half the time I boot it's not available. Reboot usually sorts it. Anyone seen that before?
  • Dirtbox 24 May 2014 17:16:04 77,483 posts
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    Stick it in a different SATA socket on your motherboard.

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  • Dirtbox 24 May 2014 17:18:53 77,483 posts
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    Roddles wrote:
    Amazing if true and free for all existing SSD drives.
    Except it'll probably not be free, the drive manufacturers won't pay them to use the tech to upgrade existing drive firmware and instead they'll make the same drives with the firmware built in and charge extra for the speed increase for as long as they can.

    Also it's only improving performance in simulations, the software doesn't exist yet.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:19:39 24-05-2014

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  • Fake_Blood 24 May 2014 17:27:23 4,090 posts
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    NAND Flash Aware Data Management System for High-Speed SSDs by Garbage Collection Overhead Suppression, also known as NANDFADMSFHSSSDBGCOS.
  • tonyferrino 24 May 2014 17:33:13 178 posts
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    Careful, it'll be producing food from the sky before we know it!
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