Originally Posted by assassin
More misinformation. This place is full of it.
You will see about a 5-10% decrease in speed with a half to nearly full drive. This is not "a lot" or "much better".
I think some people just post things without actually thinking or researching whether or not they are true. Does a SSD slow down as it fills up? Yes. Does this slowing make a noticeable real-world difference? Probably not especially in this forum.
I'd rather not start a long debate, but I can't completely ignore this either
The chart only includes the higher end SSDs from their respective brands
I've not done this sort of testing myself, but from other comparisons on that site and Toms Hardware it's pretty clear that 60 < 128 < 256 < 512 (not just mathematically
but in terms of their performance) Obviously it's frivolous to debate how much one would notice this in the real world, but check out this chart from the same site that includes a Mushkin Chronos 120GB http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/Storage/Crucial_V4/boot_data.jpg
Notice the much more "staggered" appearance of their results at <5%, 50%, 75%, and 90%. I'm actually going to add a vertex 3 60GB to a new windows build this weekend. I'll perform some boot tests at similar loadings and report my own findings, but I'd bet it's going to have a more staggered result.
If you look at that site's Vector 128 GB review, you'll see that 50, 75, and 90 are NOT staggered. Interesting appears that newer tech is going to completely debunk this notion, but I can't say that it doesn't apply at all to an old 60GB SSD since there is no relevant science to support the claim. In fact, going from 46 to 55 seconds does seem noticeable to me, and it could be worse for the "budget" models