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    Quote Originally Posted by crullier View Post
    I can't help but to think however the an SSD drive will help when saving and opening local files. Maybe even upgrading files.
    You'd think so, but in practice that's not always the case.

    Load time
    Western Digital Caviar Green HDD - 03:10
    Crucial M4 Solid State Drive - 03:24

    Save-as time
    Western Digital Caviar Green HDD - 00:23
    Crucial M4 Solid State Drive - 00:18.5


    This is the cumulative average of 4 tests from each drive. I loaded a 90MB RME2011 project with around 962MB of Revit links. The file was opened as detached, no audit, all worksets, all local files. Surprisingly, the HDD slightly beat the SSD every single load test, but the SSD showed its benefit in every file save operation. In raw I/O benchmarking the SSD drive greatly outperforms the HDD both reading and writing, but again, these raw performance numbers don't always trickle down to Revit performance.

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    Samsung 830 SSD 128Gb for OS, Revit, etc.. and a Samsung 830 SSD 256Gb for local storage. Its a Dell T5500.

    I can't begin to tell you how ridiculously fast this thing is. For SSD I have to recommend SATA3 (6gb/s) not 3gb/s. Everything is basically instantaneous at this point. I loaded a 245Mb Revit model (with 200mb links) in about 11 seconds.

    Intel is another way to go, but I see OCZ has some even faster models that came out recently.
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    nice!! That is really fast

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    We run into the issue of limited disk space on the SSD. You may consider disabling Windows 7 Hibernate feature. This can free up 10+ gb disk space. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730/

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    Interesting. thank you

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