USB 3.0 Mobile Drive - WDC WD50 - WD Black Label 7200 rpm Mobile
Same Mobile Disk on USB 2.0 port
VHD Drive -- Virtual drive created by Win 7 Disk Manager.
Using CrystalDisk Mark
Shows different sized chunks.
USB 3.0 HDD
Ken's SSD (Looks like a high throughout bus)
My HP machine with new SSDs fitted to C: and D: (PGP enabled on C:)
Windows 7 64bit Host -- 4GB RAM
Windows Index -- Host with 8GB RAM.
(PC came with 2x 2GB modules under Keyboard. Add 2x 2GB modules to expansion ports under back panel)
Disabled PGP Whole disk encryption and changed to 256GB Crucial SSDs.
SSD with PGP encryption
Windows Index -- VMWare Guest -- 1 Processor, 2 cores, 2 GB RAM
(note the poor performance of the Processor and Ram. VMs have great HD performance)
Turn on Intel Virtualization in BIOS + add 4 cores -- Process up 10 points!!
-- 8 GB RAM in host had no effect on guest.
Changed VM to 8 cores (match Host) - Previously was 4 cores/threads.
Previous on 4GB host, selecting > 1GB Guest memory cause very slow experience. But now with 8GB I can up Guest memory.
Guest now 2GB RAM (previously recommended 1 GB) -- Lost hard disk performance.
15-Mar-2011 -- Replaced drives with 2x Crucial 256GB SSDs (So Optical drive is now an SSD).
With PGP Full disk encryption disabled:
With PGP Full disk encryption enabled:
Problems installing SSDs and Decrypting the PGP encrypted disk
The windows utility sfc.exe (system file checker) be used to verify or repair all OS files.
If it does not run, make sure the service "Windows Modules Installer" is running -- Run "services.mcs" to check. Should be set to manual.
Start the service and run sfc /scannow.
DGTechnology (highly recommended) rebuilt my Desktop dev machine. 2/12/2011
Remember the Windows Experience Index is rated 1.0 to 7.9.
If I switch to on board Video only the Video score plummits.
However when using the onboard Video to drive a 3rd monitor, I can watch BluRay Video using PowerDVD 11 on that monitor. But not on the other monitors (off the old GForce).