Posts Tagged ‘Solid State Disk’

Solid State Drives

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I just got my first SSD last week – a Crucial 32GB CT32GBFA0 if that means anything to anyone.  After rather a lot of experimentation, I discovered that it does seem to make a difference to the responsiveness of my system when I use it for swapfile space (better than ReadyBoost!  Not that I’m using Vista), but when I tried to replace my main partition with it for using it as my Windows drive, it was noticably slower than my main hard drive.  I’m not sure why this would be, since it is rated at a higher transfer rate, and it should have a much lower seek time, but I think it has something to do with the lack of onboard cache memory and inefficiency at processing multiple requests.  Well, hopefully they will get better in future.