How does write speed affect an OS drive performance? Tags: SSD Performance Storage Last response: October 23, 2012 2:05 PM in Storage Share nightmare981 October 21, 2012 6:14:44 AM The title basically explains my question but to give an example, Ive seen SSDs with ~450-500 MB/s write speed then SSDs with ~120 MB/s write speed. Does the lower write speed affect on OS drive performance? If so, is the performance hit noticeable or negligible? More about : write speed affect drive performance rogigor October 23, 2012 2:05:36 PM Yes - it does affect the OS pefrormance a little bit. But you should focus more on write speed and access times. For example Crucial M4 (which is the most often recommended drive) has low write speeds, but high write and access speeds. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SSD write speed and OS performance Forum Testing OS with dual and Quad CPU, why does the performance not double Forum How much does motherboard affect overall performance ? Forum To what degree does the chipset affect performance ? Forum How does DVD/CD read speed affect Gameplay? Forum How does Memory(ram) and Processor affect performance ? Forum Does the Master affect the Slave Forum Does OS HDD affect Stoarge HDD speed *test* Forum Partitioning Question. How does it affect Windows, programme Forum Does a SSD speed up a "slave" Mechanical Hard Drive ? Forum Exceeding board FSB; does it affect performance ? Forum How much does CPU affect gaming performance ? Forum Write Speeds for OS /Application Installs-only drive Forum Number of files on a volume affect performance ? Forum Does hard drive affect PC performance ? Forum How does sector size affect HDD performance ? Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum How to connect my computer to new hd which has different power conectr Forum Hard drive ticks vs scratch noises Forum [Solved] Does a fast Hard Drive Really matter? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !