I was wondering what happens if you apply ssd optimizations to a regular hard drive?
I have a tower computer also that is getting 2 ssd's and has 2 traditional hard drives as well.
That one will dual boot XP and linux. Xp and /home on one drive and /root & other XP items (games and some programs) on the other.
Purpose was to draw off each drive for regular wear and extra speed.
Traditional drives for long term data storage and will be formatted in ntfs by XP.
Tower computer only has SATA 1.
I did a file copy test already. Max transfer speed was 33 MB/s for single drive to drive. But will drop to 28 MB/s on some files as the drive begins to get full.
On one traditional drive I plan on using part of it for xp temp files and swap file. Other traditional drive a portion for linux swap although generally not needed - I have 4gb RAM, board max, dual channel, Athlon 64 X2 4200 dual core (one physical, one hyperthreaded)
So, what ssd recommendations would anyone suggest?
Also, this computer (laptop) I want to dual boot with Win7 but it has uefi that can be disabled. That will be a big challenge!
Edit: forgot to add this: On that test I did on the tower computer the IOPS for that Samsung 830 returned IOPS of around 14,000 max. I used Samsung Magician software. I am unsure what the C300 64gb one rates at. It is still in use on this laptop till Christmas.
The only reason I am dual booting on the tower is for my kid to play games in windoze and for me to have faster data transfer of large files with linux.
Too bad linux can't fix NTFS problems