new 128G ssd ... is that all?


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Flasherly

128G Samsung EVO for $70/US. Went in without a hitch, slick as
butter.

Used to do an occasional cassette, WAV to MP3 conversion, back in the
day, but they're all done. I feel like a kid with a new game that
can't find anybody that wants to play.

Let's play "95G Free On A SSD."

Got to be some rules regarding situations like this. Rules of W7 or
something equally fun, like *NIX. I've been running XP for 10 years
and we, me and SDD, already got to play that.
 
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Paul

Flasherly said:
128G Samsung EVO for $70/US. Went in without a hitch, slick as
butter.

Used to do an occasional cassette, WAV to MP3 conversion, back in the
day, but they're all done. I feel like a kid with a new game that
can't find anybody that wants to play.

Let's play "95G Free On A SSD."

Got to be some rules regarding situations like this. Rules of W7 or
something equally fun, like *NIX. I've been running XP for 10 years
and we, me and SDD, already got to play that.

Run HDTune and do a read benchmark. You'll feel better.

http://www.hdtune.com/files/hdtune_255.exe

Paul
 
F

Flasherly

Run HDTune and do a read benchmark. You'll feel better.

Think so? Already tried it:

USB2 > SSD - don't "get it"

SSD <> HDD - The Best. I'm seeing around 70,000kBytes/s

SSD <> SSD - same effectively, same SSD, just different partions;-
though did briefly mount them both, last night, 64G and 128G SSDs, I
have -- disappointing both ways, largely piecemeal small-file
transfers and nothing steller. Not sure what's gumming up "the
works," just seems things should be better - like a lot.

Older MBs, of course, nothing fancy in SATA6 rates or whatever they're
up to (probably lucky if mine are even SATA standard-compliant).

I will say this, though, wham-bam and up goes Windows XP from a reset.
Makes me a happy camper. Reason why I picked up this new one, that and
older 200/250G Seagate temperatures that'll push 115F, real easy, if I
don't keep a handle on it. Semi- "getting ready for reitrement"
Seagates :(.

Half off, also, with HDD>SDD, my time at speeds over HDD<>SDD to
transfer binary ghosted images of the OS for restoration purposes.
T'aint too shaby and I likes it as I'm a regular binary OS "ghoster" -
couple times a month, once a week - depending on how active my
"intercourse" is with that She Devil, the WWW.

Btw - another one. Last nite noticed I've EFI/Legacy (presumably or
similar)/ or AUTO in my BIOS. I left it at AUTO. Early dual core
Pentium (not the first "hyperthreading" faux dualcores) -- it's
actually a PGA Pentium dually chip.

EFI - you're not too crazy about it for some reason...?
 
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Paul

Flasherly said:
Think so? Already tried it:

USB2 > SSD - don't "get it"

SSD <> HDD - The Best. I'm seeing around 70,000kBytes/s

SSD <> SSD - same effectively, same SSD, just different partions;-
though did briefly mount them both, last night, 64G and 128G SSDs, I
have -- disappointing both ways, largely piecemeal small-file
transfers and nothing steller. Not sure what's gumming up "the
works," just seems things should be better - like a lot.

Older MBs, of course, nothing fancy in SATA6 rates or whatever they're
up to (probably lucky if mine are even SATA standard-compliant).

I will say this, though, wham-bam and up goes Windows XP from a reset.
Makes me a happy camper. Reason why I picked up this new one, that and
older 200/250G Seagate temperatures that'll push 115F, real easy, if I
don't keep a handle on it. Semi- "getting ready for reitrement"
Seagates :(.

Half off, also, with HDD>SDD, my time at speeds over HDD<>SDD to
transfer binary ghosted images of the OS for restoration purposes.
T'aint too shaby and I likes it as I'm a regular binary OS "ghoster" -
couple times a month, once a week - depending on how active my
"intercourse" is with that She Devil, the WWW.

Btw - another one. Last nite noticed I've EFI/Legacy (presumably or
similar)/ or AUTO in my BIOS. I left it at AUTO. Early dual core
Pentium (not the first "hyperthreading" faux dualcores) -- it's
actually a PGA Pentium dually chip.

EFI - you're not too crazy about it for some reason...?

Machines come with UEFI now. I think EFI was the
first generation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface

"The original EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) specification
was developed by Intel. Some of its practices and data formats
mirror ones from Windows. In 2005, UEFI deprecated EFI 1.10
(final release of EFI)."

I'm not really sure how many people would have one of those.
I've got nothing but "legacy" BIOS here, so my stuff is
pretty old.

Paul
 
F

Flasherly

Machines come with UEFI now. I think EFI was the
first generation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface

"The original EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) specification
was developed by Intel. Some of its practices and data formats
mirror ones from Windows. In 2005, UEFI deprecated EFI 1.10
(final release of EFI)."

I'm not really sure how many people would have one of those.
I've got nothing but "legacy" BIOS here, so my stuff is
pretty old.

Hm. Same here, I guess, being it's set AUTO and not an EFI BIOS
selection, per se -- though figures, this Intel chipped MB being early
along in the switch to a LGA (I misstated it for PGA earlier), circa
2004-2006.

New Old Stock, or something, because I'm sure I'd have bought it
around 2010 -- at the tail of what was left before LGA1155 dominated
all brand MBs.

Sounds that an AMD, say, at an earliest point will be UEFI (up from
Legacy, with Intel then following in standard suit subsequently).
 
F

Flasherly

Sounds that an AMD, say, at an earliest point will be UEFI (up from
Legacy, with Intel then following in standard suit subsequently).

Pulled a seagate and put in the SSD. Computer that never had one.
Think the problem i first had, setting a boot arbitrator on a SSD, was
BIOS switching. I'd pull a HD, check something out, and it would
default back, sensing reinsertion, to some other scheme -- usually
other than the HD I wanted first in order.

Well, now I know to check the BIOS everytime, &i do mean everytime, i
stick a SDD in one.

Put some ghosted images on another SSD logical partition, also: pretty
bad, not quite so bad as platters, but not much better. Decent pwr on
time, discounting both a BIOS lag (DFI or somesuch) and a PCI
controller doing its "thing." Slick pwr down, too, which is neat.

May as well switch to SSD for all intents as an OS in plug-in silicon
memory. $30-40 to do it basically with XP and probably for a squeeze
on W7 until the good ones at 64G drop to a couple 32G's, like
Kingston, that nonethelss will likely fill that basic function.

Got 25% free on a multimedia SSD computer now: 2 relatively huge
platters and the rest on a single 64G SDD.

The new SDD 128G on this computer is like 90% free. Set it up for
mult-stage audio processing, I do, I guess. May rewrite an audio
file, for trim purposes, 5 or 6 times between what it is and what's
getting done to it. Mostly laid back, so I'm not rushing huge amounts
of data. Then, they eventually all go to plattered archives. Won't
matter if I leave 25% free, though, however garbage collection is done
-- pretty well on newer controllers by all accounts.

I can use trim operatives on the multimeda 64G, but no need. Sits
plenty between file copy/move/del operatives.
 
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Flasherly

Run HDTune and do a read benchmark. You'll feel better.

http://www.hdtune.com/files/hdtune_255.exe

Installed two versions of Samsung's SSD Magician, new ver. w/128G-SSD,
and another older ver. with the 64G SSD.

Both required XP/SP3. Neither would identify a SAMSUNG SSD on the MB's
SATA Ch1.

Loverly.

Although they would read the drive's S.M.A.R.T. table. Nice to know,
for that ever obsequious entry - Ready To Explode&Burn Your House
Down- that a Present Value and Worst Case both are at 100.

I do feel so much smarter already, although do believe I should stick,
anyway, with 25% SSD raw/unallocated free space, I can easily spare,
and trust Samsung's controller to do its "garbage collection" thing
without an afterthought from Samsung's Magician on behalf of XP/SP3
and a convenient makeshift TRIM operative.
 

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