Should you buy a new processor for your next machine? How about a new graphics card? Have you given any thought to the status of your storage subsystem? We're making a case for incorporating solid-state technology the next time you're upgrade-shopping.
CrystalDiskMark, AS SSD, and Iometer clearly illustrate the significantly higher data rates of the SSD compared to the high-end hard disk. Of course, if you're a regular Tom's Hardware reader, none of that is news to you.
- Hard Drive Versus SSD
- Drives: Samsung 470 Series (SSD) And Seagate Barracuda XT (Hard Drive)
- Characteristics: Hard Drive Versus Solid-State
- Test System
- Benchmark Results: Sequential Read/Write
- Benchmark Results: Random Read/Write
- Benchmark Results: I/O Performance And Access Times
- Benchmark Results: PCMark 7
- Benchmark Results: Power Draw And Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: SYSmark 2012
- Windows Startup And Application Launch
- Video: Launching Applications With An SSD, And Then A Hard Drive