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MidnightCowboy 08. Jul 2018 08:00 AM

Operating Speed
 
Im aware of how much importance many users attach to operating speed so thought Id share this experience.

I have an LG AIO desktop with 4G and an i5 that has a failing triple-booted conventional hard drive. Rather than mess with this I bought a Western Digital SSD to use externally with an Orico USB3 case. I then installed my favourite OS, BunsenLabs Helium x 64 onto it. Pretty much every operation runs faster than it did with the same system installed internally including just 9 seconds to boot and only 2 seconds to shut down.

Jojo Yee 08. Jul 2018 10:45 AM

My experience is that operating on SSD is much faster than on HDD as the read/write speed of the former is a few times faster than a spinner.

MidnightCowboy 08. Jul 2018 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jojo Yee (Post 123912)
My experience is that operating on SSD is much faster than on HDD as the read/write speed of the former is a few times faster than a spinner.

Using externally is also a great way to breathe new life into an ageing laptop, my AIO being just a bigger version of same.

Remah 08. Jul 2018 01:32 PM

Your result is totally as expected. Even with the added overhead of conversion between the drive and USB 3 is minimal compared to the improved read-write times.

Comparing the speed of a HDD with an SSD is like comparing a bicycle with a jet plane.

Anupam 17. Jul 2018 08:00 AM

My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop :rolleyes:

MidnightCowboy 17. Jul 2018 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 123964)
My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop :rolleyes:

But is it usable at that point? My Win7 laptop is not slow to boot but then I need to wait for the AV icon to appear before clicking on something has any effect apart from causing the timer 'feature' to pulse. :rolleyes:

I also have BunsenLabs dual booted on this machine and the operational speed difference between it and Windows in normal use for the same type of operations is phenomenal.

Anupam 17. Jul 2018 09:08 AM

Well, it does take a few seconds more to stabilize :D .. but yes, I can start opening browser and all. I try to keep the system lean.

Burn-IT 17. Jul 2018 01:56 PM

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My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop
It is optimised for that - in fact it does not actually shut down, but just saves the session to disk and then reloads it.
If you actually force a complete shut down it will take a lot longer to reboot.

Anupam 17. Jul 2018 02:08 PM

I don't use sleep or hibernate. I specifically disable this option. So, it actually shuts down.

Burn-IT 17. Jul 2018 02:42 PM

Have you timed it after you have booted into a different OS??
Just a question as I'm interested as to whether there is a difference.
I had Win 10 for a while, but got so fed up of not having control of MY PC with it that I reverted to Win 7.

Yes I know you don't own any Windows, but at least under the older ones you do have a little more say as to what and when is installed.


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