As you can see from the graph the first 2/3 of the benchmark is about 90mbps. Whats the theoretical limitation for the IDE interface and this is with a Brookdale chipset (don't know the southbridge off the top of my head) Asus P4B-LX mobo (sony version with locked bios)? I'm going to get rid of this setup soon and was wondering how this drive would perform for a temporary boot drive using 133 IDE in an AM3 Mobo. (just to run Ubuntu). I know compared to some lower end SSD's this drive isn't must slower, except for the access latency.
I'm not so sure if I want a Samsung 7200rpm, sataII drive or a 32gb flash drive for my boot. For the Samsung it would be short stroke as well (30gb maybe) then have a larger drive for storage. Seeing that one of the 32gb Adata drives has 230mbps read, and 180mbps write the Samsung F3 500gb with a short stroke should be awfully close. (I know access times are longer on mechanical drives, Ubuntu already boots in 20 seconds on my 9 year old rig anyways. haha)
An SSD will beat any hard drive hands down for fast access times, and that means it will be a lot faster at tasks such as booting the system or starting up programs which require a lot of random I/O. That's certainly true in the Windows world, but I'm not a *nix guy, and it's possible the difference in boot/start times will be smaller with it, possibly depending on the file system being used.