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#195651 28-Apr-2016 13:06
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Bought myself a lenovo x1, and ordered a 512GB Samsung 950 pro PCI SSD. 

 

Drive is wicked fast.Read speed of a quick SSD is usually around 500MB/s.

 

The 950 does 2,500MB/s .... atto results....

 

 

 

 

Windows boots in a few seconds after the bios intialisation is done. 

 

 

 

 


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  #1543381 28-Apr-2016 13:12
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Those PCI SSDs are pretty amazing.  We've got a couple in servers for running databases and in some client design workstations.  Not heard a single complaint yet!





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  #1543387 28-Apr-2016 13:22
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Windows 10 boots in a 3-5 seconds on my i7 2600K (5 year old CPU) with a Samsung 850 pro, even when "fast boot" is turned off. My Toshiba work ultrabook with some kind of SSD boots slightly faster, in a few seconds. Boot times are fast with any modern processor and ssd these days.

 

Do the super fast SSDs make any practical difference for day to day tasks?


 
 
 
 


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  #1543402 28-Apr-2016 13:48
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Nice OP.

 

What did you use to transfer the data across to your new SSD? Or could you reinstall Windows from scratch and re-enter the activation code?




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  #1543416 28-Apr-2016 14:13
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heavenlywild:

 

Nice OP.

 

What did you use to transfer the data across to your new SSD? Or could you reinstall Windows from scratch and re-enter the activation code?

 

 

Just reinstalled windows, key is built into bios. 

 

 


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  #1543418 28-Apr-2016 14:16
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surfisup1000:

 

heavenlywild:

 

Nice OP.

 

What did you use to transfer the data across to your new SSD? Or could you reinstall Windows from scratch and re-enter the activation code?

 

 

Just reinstalled windows, key is built into bios. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you have to reformat the SSD at all to get it going?




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  #1543421 28-Apr-2016 14:22
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timmmay:

 

Windows 10 boots in a 3-5 seconds on my i7 2600K (5 year old CPU) with a Samsung 850 pro, even when "fast boot" is turned off. My Toshiba work ultrabook with some kind of SSD boots slightly faster, in a few seconds. Boot times are fast with any modern processor and ssd these days.

 

Do the super fast SSDs make any practical difference for day to day tasks?

 

 

The machine certainly feels snappier  - as for practical difference .....probably depends on what you use it for.  As a basic word/excel/internet machine, probably not.  Does word starting in  1 second instead of 2 matter? No. 

 

 

 

This is a work machine and it feels nicer to use, even if it doesn't actually improve productivity - - the x1 2560x1440 display and form factor also help with that. Truly the best windows notebook I've ever owned. 

 

 

 

 




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  #1543422 28-Apr-2016 14:23
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heavenlywild:

 

surfisup1000:

 

heavenlywild:

 

Nice OP.

 

What did you use to transfer the data across to your new SSD? Or could you reinstall Windows from scratch and re-enter the activation code?

 

 

Just reinstalled windows, key is built into bios. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you have to reformat the SSD at all to get it going?

 

 

Not specifically, I believe the installation process handles the formatting and partitioning. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1543472 28-Apr-2016 15:32
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Is this the latest gen Lenovo X1 that you bought?




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  #1543476 28-Apr-2016 15:47
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Very nice, I've been eyeing these up since getting used to 500MB/s reads being normal 'since 2012'.


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