Here I will write, what I need to be sure that I can find again, and far more which I probarbly don't need to find again :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Extending windows 7 split screen feature to connected resizing

I Love the new split screen thing in Windows 7

But a nice feature that could be helpfull when two applications run split screen would be to connect the resizing, such that when i increase the width of VS, the width of Adobe Reader decreases and vice versa.

If the windows shouldn't always be connected, a visible handle with the correct affordance between the windows would allow for both connected and normal behavior.

This could even be extended such that whener two window frames touches each other, that handle appers allowing connected resizing.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SSD benchmarks using HD tune pro

Here are some benchmarks of TWO SSD and my harddrive
  1. Maxtor_6V300F0 - My Maxtor 300GB HD, a refurbished replacement for a 250GB broken Maxtor drive I bought because it was lownoise.
  2. OCZ_SOLID_SSD - One of my companies OCZ solid harddrives i put to the test, ~64GB
  3. TS64GSSD25S-M - My Transcend 2.5" Solid State Disk, ~64 GB, bought for testing SSD drives, this was/is the cheapest drive avaliable.
First lets look at the access times:

The Transcend and OCZ both have very fast access times, The Transcend is a bit faster than the OCZ, but nothing to talk about. Both SSD's beat the crap out of the HD, as expected...

Then a raw Read benchmark that excesizes along the geometry, I would like to have made a read also, but this is not really possible, since HD-Tune requres a unpartitoned drive for this, but the Transcend is my main drive and the Maxtor my storage...

Once again the SSD drives shiness, The Transcend is a bit faster than OCZ again.

Finaly lets look at the file benchmark.

This seems more nuanced, The following graphs summarizes the finding cross disk better...

Notice that for small files, the HD is actually faster than both SSD's both in writing and reading. For writing the Transcens is actually the slowest no matter what. While for reading it is the clear winner. The OCZ is almost as fast as the HD in writing, and gives much faster read speed. Hard to decide which one is best... What do you think?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New power computer

So I have finally done it. Bought a new computer.

Among the fancy hardware is a 64GB solid state disk used for O/S = 'Windows 7 Beta'.
As I haven't tried windows 7 on another disk, I can't really see if its faster than a normal disk, but it is fast. I have benchmarked it using Roadkil's Disk Speed V2.0 , I will leave the judging to you:

First the disk info, it is a Transcend 2.5" Solid State Disk. Disk speed reports the following:

And the good stuff, Benchmark.

I did two test, and the numbers does fluctate, but the general picture is the same as above. Notice the fast acces time and excellent random read speeds.

Just for comparison I benched my older Hardisk with disk.

I gues the O/S is happy about the fast access time and random read speed for the solid state disk. But it is interesting that the old disk actually is faster with linear read on small files... anyway thats it for now.

More interesting, HD-Tune says the following,
For the SSD
And the old disk