I have a Samsung NC10 netbook, which has the usual Acorn N270 1.6 GHz CPU. I am considering a OCZ Vertex 2e 60 Gb upgrade, which reads/writes at 285/275. Would the Acorn cpu be able to take full advantage of the Read /Write speed of the Vertex 2? I believe that the Vertex is mlc. At the moment my drive upgrade is a Mtron Mobo 3525 30gb, which is an slc ssd. This reads/writes at 100/100 according to the spec. I am considering the upgrade to the Vertex 2e, because the extra speed and storage space attracts. When I first went ssd I would only consider slc drives, but this was two years ago. Since then mlc drives seem to have come on by leaps and bounds re speed, MTBF and value for money.
The netbook at the moment is very fast after various tweaks. I have also upgraded the RAM to the maximum .of 2gb and the wi-fi card to 802.11 bgn. I get 300 mbps with my wi-fi router, but this is only academic I think for a home network.
My main question, to repeat, is whether the Acorn cpu would utilise all the speed of the Vertex 2e.
For anyone considering an ssd, especially in a netbook, I can thoroughly recommend them. My main tweaks to utilise cpu power and storage space by the way have been to turn of hibernation, page file and indexing. I am considering next turning off System Restore or reducing the space allocated to this. SSD’s seem so reliable now that I cannot imagine a systems crash. In any case I back-up regularly and Windows installs so quickly on a ssd that a complete re-install would not be much of a problem.
I a very senior citizen, long since retired, and still a newbie. Any help or advice from members would be much appreciated. I much appreciate Bee and her ssd knowledge.and reviews. Merry Christmas to all. John