02-24-2011 05:59 PM
I recommend you put hte pagefile on the SSD if possible. I recall reading a Microsoft techblog post about how most pagefile operations are sequential reads, with a majority of the reads being rather large (above 512 KB I believe). SSDs are perfect for that kind of operation, and so you would hopefully see less studdering since Windows doesn't have to wait on the HDD anymore for its many background operations.
02-25-2011 08:07 AM
Yep, you're absolutely right. I just moved it back to the SSD and it gained a .1 point back on the Windows Experience index (primary hard disk). Also, for some reason it was taking a second when I clicked on a new program to install. Now it pops up immediately.
Not only that, but now I can put the HDD to sleep when on battery without the pagefile keeping it awake.
Thanks for the tip!
03-02-2011 05:52 AM
The official lenovo SSD parts:
SSD, Samsung MMDPE64GEDXP-MVB mSATA 64G
SSD, Samsung MMCRE32GEDXP-MVB mSATA 32G
Though the new thinkpad and most likely ideapad models will have the intel m-SATA SSD:
Btw, if you have a 7200rpm drive I don't think rapidrive is worth the hassle (two potential points of failure).
You are probably better off replacing your primary hard drive with a regular SATA SSD for better boot time etc...
If you want a secondary drive and you're willing the pay the price, an m-SATA hard drive is good idea.
03-02-2011 06:05 AM
It appears any m-SATA card will work, since the drives connect with the SATA interface, not the PCIe interface.Thus it appears as a normal hard drive, and I don't think they have blacklisted any drives.
03-10-2011 09:02 AM
what is your boot time from button push to desktop?
21.5 seconds. (I have more than a few things in startup)
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 21554ms
IsDegradation : false