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32GB SSD comparison, Buffalo vs. Patriot

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November 2, 2009 7:25:19 PM

Hello,

which would be faster when accessed from a single application, read-only, with mixed large and small reads?

Buffalo Solid-State Disk 2,5" 32 GB
SHD-NSUM32G

vs

Patriot Warp 2,5" SSD 32 GB
PE32GS25SSD

Thank you.
a c 127 G Storage
November 3, 2009 12:32:13 AM

The Patriot appears to be SLC, while Buffalo is MLC. I couldn't figure out what controller they are using though.

For reading, any SSD should be fine. For writing, you need an SSD with a good controller; there are only 4 controllers of which 2 are good:
- Intel controller (best)
- Indilinx controller
- Samsung controller
- JMicron controller (worst)

Note that Intel X25-M SSD is by far the best SSD right now; but if you don't have the budget for it and you do not write to the SSD after initial setup only reading, then an SSD with simple controller should suffice. I would pick the SLC based SSD.

But any SSD of this class will have a bad price-quality ratio.
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a b G Storage
November 4, 2009 5:35:11 PM

cjp4 said:
Hello,

which would be faster when accessed from a single application, read-only, with mixed large and small reads?

Buffalo Solid-State Disk 2,5" 32 GB
SHD-NSUM32G

vs

Patriot Warp 2,5" SSD 32 GB
PE32GS25SSD

Thank you.

SLC costs!
It only benefits from random read/writes of small files.

If you read only, get an MLC drive, which can cost less than half the price of an SLC drive!
!