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Caddyroger
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join:2001-06-11
To the west
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[hard drive] Help with SSD drives

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I am planning on getting a 256gb SSD drive but I need some questions answered before I buy. What does IOPs mean?
The middle one has this for max read and write
Max Sequential Read Up to 525 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 500 MB/s
What does IOPs mean? Should I go with max speed or IOPs
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Caddy


squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON
IOPS stands for Input/Output Operations per Second. It's essentially the number of instructions that a given drive can handle in a second. I liken it to PPS (packets per second) on a switch or router; multiply the PPS by the average payload of each packet and you get a rough estimate of bandwidth.


FaxCap

join:2002-05-25
Surrey, BC
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to Caddyroger
I'm amazed at how fast these SSDs are. The other day I was move
some BIG files for MS FlightSimX from a Samsung 830 to a WD Raptor.
These files were taking 10-12 minutes on my old WD 300 gig drives
but only 90 seconds between these two!

FaxCap


Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by FaxCap:

I'm amazed at how fast these SSDs are. The other day I was move
some BIG files for MS FlightSimX from a Samsung 830 to a WD Raptor.
These files were taking 10-12 minutes on my old WD 300 gig drives
but only 90 seconds between these two!

FaxCap

I deal with tv programs. What used to take me 5 minutes now takes less then a minute.
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Caddy