Switched to a Runcore SSD

So I purchased a 16 GB Runcore ssd (aka the fastest available ssd) for my Dell Mini 9 to replace the SuperTalent 32GB ssd (aka the slowest and cheapest available ssd) I’ve been running on for the past few months. I bought the Runcore used for $55 shipped on HardForum, and sold my SuperTalent for $20 to a fellow enthusiast at work.

I had an elaborate scheme of how I would resize my 32GB partition to <16GB, then direct copy it over to the new drive, then have it automagically work, but after copying there was some corrupt data, so I decided to just start over. Nothing worth saving anyway. That’s the beauty of a netbook, no local storage is required.

Now for the benchmarking, I used Bart’s Stuff Test 5 for hdd speed benchmarking, and these are the results:
on the old hdd:
3019 blocks written, 754MB
Max/s: 5.2MB
Avg/s: 4.3MB

on the new hdd:
3059 blocks written, 765MB
Max/s: 23.8MB
Avg/s: 23.6MB

Woah! Huge difference… I can really tell, everything is a lot more responsive, and Windows 7 runs very smoothly.


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    Phil Said,

    August 12, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    Hey dude,

    What OS are you running on your Dell? That’s pretty tight that you can get a 32mb SSD for supa cheap!


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    Raybdbomb Said,

    August 13, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    The Dell Mini 9 is running Windows 7 these days. Uber.

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    Eldora Said,

    February 22, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

    This looks delish! I have roasted winter squash this way and it9#&3;s soooo good! This sounds pretty amazing too…I think I would try baking them as fries with the cinnamon and basil too. I actually have grown cinnamon basil before, hmmm, that would be fun to try!

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