Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)

Opinion on Windows 8 install on SSD and a Data Drive


Dave
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm testing WIndows 8 on my video production rig.  I've unplugged my Win7 SSD and data drive ( which is a spinner) and have installed Win8 on two Kingston HyperX 120 SSD's in a RAID 0 config.  I am using a single SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB as the Data drive, or app drive, etc.  

 

Windows 8 is already pretty zippy and I'm wondering if I shouldn't reverse that setup.  Use a single SSD as the OS and RAID 0 two of them for the app drive.  Get a lot of speed out of loading apps.

 

I ran ATTO against them both.  No screen caps but the C: drive in a RAID 0 was something around 540 MB / Sec on read and write.  The app drive, single SSD, is 250 to 280 MB / Sec.  

 

Just curious what you guys are doing for your desktop and your opinion on this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unless you are running Sata 2 or your SSD is very slow, you should be getting 500-550 out of you SSD as well.  This would make them on par in terms of performance.  I would go with SSD for the OS and the apps/scratch drive on the RAID 0, and data on the server. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I left that little piece of info out didn't I?  This is where you tell me to get a new mobo or SATA card.  It's an older Asus P6T. All ports are only 3Gb.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I left that little piece of info out didn't I?  This is where you tell me to get a new mobo or SATA card.  It's an older Asus P6T. All ports are only 3Gb.

 

Yep, that would a great upgrade.  You could even re-use the CPU and spend around $100 for a new motherboard.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, that won't improve speed a great deal. its the IOPS that matter for the zippyness

 

Ill find the article on Tom's Hardware if I can, you should be fine on SATAII

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, that won't improve speed a great deal. its the IOPS that matter for the zippyness

 

Ill find the article on Tom's Hardware if I can, you should be fine on SATAII

 

Will be interested in reading that as my testing show different on faster SSD.  On hard drives I completely agree but not on an SSD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm testing WIndows 8 on my video production rig.  I've unplugged my Win7 SSD and data drive ( which is a spinner) and have installed Win8 on two Kingston HyperX 120 SSD's in a RAID 0 config.  I am using a single SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB as the Data drive, or app drive, etc.  

 

Windows 8 is already pretty zippy and I'm wondering if I shouldn't reverse that setup.  Use a single SSD as the OS and RAID 0 two of them for the app drive.  Get a lot of speed out of loading apps.

 

I ran ATTO against them both.  No screen caps but the C: drive in a RAID 0 was something around 540 MB / Sec on read and write.  The app drive, single SSD, is 250 to 280 MB / Sec.  

 

Just curious what you guys are doing for your desktop and your opinion on this.

 

I would reverse the set-up which is pretty close to what I'm doin with my Desktop.

 

My desktop is an X58 and to run Win8  on it I had to turn off the Marvell chips drivn the GSATA III Ports so I moved my SSD to a SATA II port for the OS -- which is still pretty fast loading the OS etc but of course it's capped by the SATA II and then I use 3 VR's (each on a SATA II Port) in RAID0 for my Video Editing drive and it works pretty well -- it's very responsive -- i think it would be the same for you with 2 SSD's in RAID0.   My final edited video files are copied to the Server. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think i've installed Windows 8 at least 5 times in the last two days! My experiments are over and yes, I did swap them around.  One 128 SSD as the OS and a stripe on two additional.  This is the first time I've had only SSD in my desktop. No spinners.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...