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AlanMcKinnon
10-02-2012, 12:40 AM
Hey again, everyone.

So, once my G75 gets back to me (which, at this point, is looking like it might be November), I'm thinking about adding an SSD to really top things off and get it about as top of the line as it can be. So, this leaves me with a few questions:


Are SSDs worth the cost?
What is the best/most popular model of SSD for a G75?
What is the best way to utilize the SSD to get the most out of it?


As always, your expertise is appreciated.

rewben
10-02-2012, 02:00 AM
1. yes, if you're looking at 20-sec boot time instead of 2 minutes in HDD, much faster application loading (SSD is meant to boost system response time).
2. Intel 520, Samsung 830 (the coming Samsung 840 might be a good choice also)
3. common usage: SSD as OS drive, HDD/SSH as storage drive; install all applications, especially the ones you use daily, in the SSD.

note that the brand part is totally personal preference.

ali alkwaja
10-02-2012, 09:25 AM
i have instaled intel SSD 330 120 gb last weak it rocks!! the g75 is now boot in 18 sec :D
copy/paste speed in the SSD is 450-700 mb/sec for single big file- 250-400 mb/sec for big folder with 300+ files
the copy/paste speed from the hdd to ssd is 70/100 mb/sec for all
its worth it

sorry for bad english:cool:

c_man
10-02-2012, 09:54 AM
1. yes, if you're looking at 20-sec boot time instead of 2 minutes in HDD, much faster application loading (SSD is meant to boost system response time).

My UEFI SSH will boot in 25s.
My SSD will boot in under 10s.

Zygomorphic
10-02-2012, 10:07 AM
@ali, your English is fine...I've seen a lot worse. Mostly a few spelling/punctuation mistakes - still entirely readable. :)

@C_man, I have an SSH, and it is ~25-30 sec boot time to Windows...less for LINUX. :cool:

rewben
10-02-2012, 10:54 AM
My UEFI SSH will boot in 25s.
My SSD will boot in under 10s.

nice! yes i run ram disk so it will take a few more seconds to load :)

by the way, can you please tell me which SSD you are using?

c_man
10-02-2012, 11:42 AM
Samsung 830. You say there will be a new 840? I wanted another one, I guess I'll wait now.

bignazpwns
10-02-2012, 12:42 PM
Yes they are worth it. Some name brand top notch SSD's can be had for as little as 50 cents a gig. Typically $1 a gig now.

The G75 does not boot as fast as other pc's when they use the same SSD. "Example my Samsung Chronus 7 has a 5 sec boot time from the time i press the power button to the time windows is fully loaded. You can dl and use the samsung easy settings to enable some faster boot tweaks that will greatly impact the boot time. Useing those my boot times on the G75 are about 6 sec running 2 SSD's in RAID 0 .


Samsung 830 is one of the best you can get. If you find a intel cheap pick up a 520. Now if you can find the Kingston HyperX for cheap "Picked up some 120gigs for $70" The use the same controller and memory as the intel 520 but overall is a slightly faster drive.


In raid i'm looking at 1053.53 mb/s Read's and 1.018 mb/s writes and 3,228 mb/s burst with 2 Kingston HyperX 3k's in RAID 0 "Trim is supported in our chip set under RAID 0. Every day use you wont see a diff. between running RAID 0 and normal unless your xfering huge files or loading huge game files often. But in terms of bang for the buck this was a great set up.

rewben
10-02-2012, 12:45 PM
Samsung 830. You say there will be a new 840? I wanted another one, I guess I'll wait now.

nice :) yes 840 and 840 pro are supposed to be released from 15 October onwards (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review). waiting for it too.

by the way, the endurance test for 830 is pretty impressive (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm&p=5134239&viewfull=1#post5134239).

c_man
10-02-2012, 01:17 PM
That is why I got it in the first place. I know some people say it's irelevant, but for me it matters.

AlanMcKinnon
10-02-2012, 05:03 PM
nice :) yes 840 and 840 pro are supposed to be released from 15 October onwards (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review). waiting for it too.

by the way, the endurance test for 830 is pretty impressive (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm&p=5134239&viewfull=1#post5134239).

Sounds all good. So what's the difference between the 840 and the 840Pro? I'd be getting one of those since I'll probably pick it up in November (thank goodness for birthdays).

c_man
10-02-2012, 05:24 PM
I'm not sure, but Pro is faster. I've read a little about them today and the simple 840 should be cheaper, using 20nm tech with new TLC NAND.

840 Pro still has MLC NAND, but with latest MDX controller. Right now this might very well be the fastest SSD for normal people.

Sarp
11-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Guys I have 2 recommendations.

Intel 330 Maple SSD's and Samsung 830 or the newer model 840.

I've done tons of research about these 2 models over 3-4 days and these both got 5 stars from almost everyone. Just got Intel 330 180GB Sata 3 MLC SSD from Ebay for 127$ free shipping. I can't wait to have it in my Asus G-75. The review pages mentioned that the newer 840 and 830 will not have a distinct performance difference however the 840 pro will. I looked all over the online shops and Ebay and Samsung 830 is pretty cheap right now and can get a 128GB one for 90$ on Ebay. Bty, anyone installed 330 on a g75? I was checking amazon.com and for laptop connection they were showing some weird looking cable and it was hooked to the laptop from outside!!! I can hook this thing inside the g75 without any problems right???