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Solid State Drive Comparison: Intel vs. Mushkin SSD

Last response: in Storage
October 1, 2013 1:42:16 PM

I am trying to decide between 2 solid state drives, but I am confused as to which is better:



Mushkin has much better 4k speeds according to the specs:

Random Read (8GB Span) 42000 IOPS
Random Write (8GB Span) 52000 IOPS

4KB Random Read 92,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 80,000 IOPS

But in this performance benchmark test, the Intel performs better:

Intel = 3486
Muskin = 2741

Can someone help explain which would be better? They are similarly priced (within $10).Thanks a ton!
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October 1, 2013 2:43:03 PM

While I do really like the Intel drives, I would go with my current favorite over those two: the Samung 840 EVO 250GB that is in the same price range and has the best SSD utility program of any.
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October 1, 2013 2:53:59 PM

The mushkin has the better 4k read speeds @ 22.2MB/s the intel is not far behind at 19.7
The intel has the better performance at queue depths. At q=64 the mushkin score 194mb/s while the intel scores 224.
To me both drive are fairly comparable for day to day usage but I would go witht he intel as it offers the newer tech.

Have you not considered the Samsung Evo 250 @ $190?
October 1, 2013 3:04:14 PM

Thanks to you both, I decided to go with the Samsung Evo as you both recommended