I have spent hours on benchmarking my current system and scoured the net for hours on this topic. But, before i proceed i would like the opinion of people who have seen upgrade efforts fail. I bought a new Samsung EVO 850 SSD (SATA iii) to upgrade my system. Current Specs are given below:
I have spent hours on benchmarking this system and found that SSD are not optimized. Probably because my drivers are not upto date and AHCI is not enabled in BIOS. But, before i attempt all this, i want to give some data here, hoping for feedback. I used Passmark, CrystalDiskMark and NovaBench and all were in consensus that both SSDs were not yielding expected results i saw from several others on the internet. For a sample, here are the results of both SSDs :
Following are my questions:
FYI - i am not a newbie, and have built barebone systems from scratch, but that was before 15 years. The one thing i remember from those days is that the order of chipset driver installation could be important. (Separately, i also need to start another thread to find out what exactly are the chipsets used in E6420 - if you know a link, that would save me some time spent on the net to find this info).
Thanks for all replies.
#2 says it all - if you can't move beyond XP, you'll never see optimal performance from any solid state drive -- XP was never designed to run (or updated to run) with an SSD. You really need a bare minimum of Vista -- and better, Windows 7 -- for that.
Sry ejn63. There are plenty of XP systems reported on the net running at SATA 3 speeds. I can quote you a few links, having done hours of research on this topic, but don't have patience to quote now. Did you know that many Corporates stuck to Windows XP even after release of Win 7 because the at 64 bit level, the performance was the same or better on XP ? Again, google will reveal this truth. The question at hand is different, and seems like not much interest on older systems from the support guys here in the forum.