06-26-2010 06:42 PM
I'm hoping I did something wrong in my configuration. My new Momentus XT (ST95005620AS) is 20%-ish slower than my previous drive (same interface, same RPM, smaller size and Hitachi).
Here's what I did. I cloned the previous drive using Acronis. I powered up fine with the Momentus XT clone. The first boot seemed to be quite a bit faster.
Thinkpad T61p, 8gb RAM, updated bios
Windows 7 x64
Seagate Momentus XT in SATA as boot.
Hitachi in IDE as second drive (not the same as the cloned drive)
Ready Boost on a dedicated 8GB SSD in the T61p card reader.
What do I mean by slower? Boot isn't much faster where I was hoping for a nice increase. VMware Workstation virtual machines are actually 20% slower across the board.
Rough thoughts I've had:
1) Build drive instead of clone based on other post (not sure why though).
2) Turn off Ready Boost (also not sure why).
3) Go back to previous drive.
06-29-2010 09:54 AM
I would. Unfortunately, it will take some time for enough people to acquire Momentus XT drives and play with them so as to have relevant knowledge and come here to this forum to post on that topic!
But I would really appreciate it if you could post what Tech Support says and whether it helped.
07-02-2010 11:27 PM
Take out the Ready Boost SD card. Your new drive will do basically what your Ready Boost SD card will do. 8 GB of RAM is more than enough RAM for Windows 7 64bit. Based on testing on tomshardware.com RAM over 4 GB is not needed unless you are using large files or Adobe type apps.
Ready Boost memory indexes files used and based on personal experience spend too much time indexing.