We show you how an Intel 335 SSD plus Windows 8 can make any PC feel faster than ever before
By Matt Whitlock
September 04, 2012
5. Getting to Know Your PC All Over Again
Remember how fast your computer felt with Windows 7? Expect to be shocked as you use your PC with Intel’s 335 SSD and Windows 8, which is fully optimized for performance on an SSD.
In fact, don’t be surprised to see your boot times drop to less than 10 seconds with Windows 8, vs 40+ seconds or more using Windows 7 on a mechanical drive. Better yet, every application you install to the SSD will open much faster than before, many almost instantaneously.
It may feel like the processor got swapped out for a faster one. In reality, the processor isn’t any better, but removing the HDD bottleneck does allow it to do work faster, no longer having to waste precious cycles while the mechanical drive looks for and accesses data. Seek times are virtually non-existent with SSDs, and because of this, random and sequential reads are incredibly fast.
Hard to imagine that Intel’s 335 SSD is only the tip of the iceberg in SSD performance. Take a glimpse at their 910 Series PCI Express Enterprise SSD drives to see speed on a whole different level.