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When picking an SSD, what is Read and Write speed?

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September 17, 2011 4:04:49 AM

Is it better to focus on the Read speed (which I assume is opening files, reading files from games to play, etc????) or on the Write speed ( I don't know what that is???) ? I really don't know what any of these do can someone explain.
a b G Storage
September 17, 2011 4:17:57 AM

They are exactly what they sound like, reading or writing to the drive. Most of us spend more time reading then writing.

Reading is just that, reading information/data from the drive. This is info already there. Loading a game, word document, etc. Writing is saving information to the drive. So installing a game or saving a word document. When choosing an SSD you'll want to look for TRIM support and how well the memory controller works. Some drives have a high failure rate.
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September 17, 2011 6:07:18 PM

pivotfreaker said:
Is it better to focus on the Read speed (which I assume is opening files, reading files from games to play, etc????) or on the Write speed ( I don't know what that is???) ? I really don't know what any of these do can someone explain.


Its more important to focus on the access time than either read or write speeds. If you use an SSD as a boot drive, then sequential reads and writes will not matter that much. Access time makes a huge difference though.
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