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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎02-17-2010
Location: Norway
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Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

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?

 

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alexkay
SCSI Port
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Registered: ‎02-15-2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

How about SSD life time?

 

I've heard SSDs live a shorter life than HDDs.... the drive is going to die b/c of the write limits.

houtsma
HDMI
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Registered: ‎10-21-2009
Location: Netherlands, Hilversum
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

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!

 

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jan

--- Lenovo Thinkpad t440p (20AN-CT01WW) + SAMSUNG MZ7TD512HAGM-000L1 SSD + 16G SDRAM + 14.0FHD 1920x1080 ---
TheDude
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Registered: ‎09-10-2009
Location: USA
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

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.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
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Blue Screen Again
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Location: Norway
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

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 Smiley Happy If i had the money i would surely go SSD Smiley Happy 

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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎02-17-2010
Location: Norway
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - 7200 RPM vs. SSD

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!

 

7200 RPM vs. SSD - application load

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