The picture of the FT02 *is* right side up then?
I wondered if I was looking at it correctly.
Where is the solid state drive best used? CAD and audio video editing?
I don't know exactly how audio is processed by an editor but I do some of that. What I don't know is: is everything loaded into memory or would the SSD make the job go faster? This is confusing. These days everybody has plenty memory.
Right now I'm still price watching on the SSDs. For my civilian uses the price is yet out of range. I guess they are popular in the military from background reading I did.
Right side facing out
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SSD is best for the OS drive - the fact you can load 10 things at once and still get at least 100mb/s means once Windows shows the deskstop, icons and all startup program load within a few seconds vs 2 mins with a normal HD on my computer!
All those OS drive reads/writes Windows does no longer effects your perfomance.
Plus I now put my fixed size virtual memory and Temp folder back on my system SSD drive because of this.
I can now do a NOD32 and MBAM scan on my system drive at the same time in under 8 mins - 120GB - without stalling the access to drive, while I do other stuff.
Backups of my Intel 520 SSD OS drive with Shadow Protect (fastest software for this) are done in 8-10 mins as well, depending which drive I save it to, 350mb/s to my Crucial M4 SSD, or 200-250mb/sec to my Seagate 3TB HD, down from 30+ mins.
Even the slowest and cheapest SSD with have this lighting fast access time under 1ms and be able to load/write 10 things at once!
Audio editing is usally read off the HD or streamed. But unless your working on many files together, it's not too bad, but it will be faster when processing and rendering audio files.
Video editing benefits a lot from SSD - which you will need if your recording uncompressed HD video files.
My 2nd SSD houses all my music software and large streaming sample libraries, some are like 70GB large. They load and scan in a few seconds now, as opposed to 30secs to a minute plus. 500Gb/sec with SATA3 port and ACHI mode on does that
Well worth an SSD for the OS drive - life is too short to suffer to save a few $$$$
I was truly shocked at the speed difference the first time Windows loaded!
I've saved much frustration when constantly rebooting to trouble shoot, and restoring backups.
Doing a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 off DVD takes less than 15-20mins!