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Windows 7 BETA vs Windows Vista SP1 SSD Performance Compared - HD Tune Pro - SSD Read Performance

MS is promising a faster experience with Windows 7 and the way it handles solid state drives. We put that to the test with the public BETA release.

| Software in Storage | Posted: Jan 16, 2009 5:00 am

HD Tune Pro - SSD Read Performance


Windows 7 BETA vs. Windows Vista SP1 SSD Performance Compared


Our first test puts HD Tune Pro into action and we look at read performance.


Starting with single drive performance, we can see that Windows 7 has the edge over Vista in all tests besides minimum read speed, which slipped for some reason. Burst speed is a good deal quicker and we can see the average speed manages to edge out Vista by a little.


When it comes to RAID 0 performance we can see that the ICH9R controller struggles to support the SSD drives properly, since it was designed for slower mechanical hard disk drives. Nevertheless, we see Windows 7 well out in front here, beating Vista SP1 in every test.


The results are close, but it is important to remember that Windows 7 is still in BETA and that we are using early drivers. As the official launch of W7 draws closer, we will see actual W7 drivers released and they should improve performance, as well as other changes Microsoft make under the hood of its OS.


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