- SATA III
Unplanned Benefits 11/03/2013
This refurbished SSD was put through several hours of performance testing on this PC before cloning the system on to the disk and it work flawlessly. The expected benefits of PC start up, PC shutdown and the launch time of any PC based software was everything that had been written about and promised. It was the unplanned benefits that I will talk about that need to brought to light a little more often. First, the noise reduction is beyond belief because I never realized how noisy spinning disks were until I replace all my HDs with SSDs in my work desktop. The loudest thing in the box are my fans now and they are quite ones I installed two years ago to replace the noisy OEM fans. Second, power consumption has been reduce by many orders which means two things, my APC backup runs much longer when power is out and my overall electric bill gets a slight reduction but enough pennies do become dollars too.. Now. looking to replace every spinning drive with a SSD now. Third, with the reduction on power usage, I get an ambient temperature in the box that has been reduced significantly which benefits the core and component cooling on the motherboard. Which improves the potential lifespan of the equipment and experience cooler core temps when using the core at all levels of processing.
With malice of forethought, I planned an unfair comparison test between this PC (2008 build) with duo-core Pent E2200 2.2 GHz, 4GB memory, two 500GB SSDs, running Win 7 Pro and PC (2011 build) with quad-core i5 2.7 GHz, 8 MB memory, one 720GB HD, running Win 7 Ultimate. My expectation was that Duo-core box would run faster but still be beaten by the Quad-core. Well... all I can say is that I need to re-think things a little on unfair tests because the Duo-core machine running with SSD left the Quad-core in the dust on the side of the road, period. Start up, shutdown, and program launches all ran faster than the Quad-core. The only time I saw the Quad beat the Duo was when running a program that didn't require access to the drives. I am truly impressed.
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