02-17-2010 05:09 AM
I have made a comparison between the default Seagate Momentus 320GB 7200RPM and a new SSD Intel X25-M 160GB. This made a huge difference on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410, and could possible be worth the upgrade?
For charts : Lenovo ThinkPad T410 – 7200 RPM vs. SSD
02-17-2010 08:46 AM
Well, If you plan to write at full maximum speed continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for over 5 or 10 years, then maybe yes, you could consider a conventional hard disk. Else, this is no issue anymore these days!
02-17-2010 10:35 AM
I think MTBF is about the same for a SSD and for a hard drive - different failure mechanisms. (Physical vs memory cells). On speed, ti makes a difference - you want a SSD as your boot drive.
02-17-2010 10:47 AM
Of course also there are modifications that will make your SSD live longer. In GNU/Linux you can set your swap to only write to a ramdisk, and afterward configure your internet cache to write to swap and not your SSD. Of course /tmp also can be written to ramdisk. I don't know the possibilities to make a ramdisk in windows, but i think there are possibilities in windows as well. Turning off indexing and such will also boost your SSD performance and lifetime If i had the money i would surely go SSD
04-26-2010 01:21 AM
I have made a screencast showing how 25 applications load on 7200RPM vs. SSD. A bit unfair using this kind of test, but this truly shows what SSD is capable of!