OCZ Vertex Real-World Test Caught on Tape: SSD vs HDD

Posted on Thursday, Apr 02 2009 @ 00:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Madshrimps purchased a 30GB OCZ Vertex SSD and published some benchmark results, you can check it out over here.
While all those benchmark charts displaying 200+mb/s read and 150+mb/s write are impressive to see, it's also good to actually have some idea of what that extra performance brings you in real life. We prepared two identical laptops with Windows 7 and Windows XP, one had a conventional HDD, the other a brand new OCZ Vertex SSD. The result is worth checking out.
The article contains several videos, including this one where the reviewer compares the Windows 7 bootup time plus launch of some random applications on two identical Dell Latitude D630 systems; one with a Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM HDD and another one with the OCZ Vertex. The system with the SSD finishes loading in 39 seconds, while the notebook with the HDD takes more than 2 minutes.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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