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In Pictures: Meet The World's Fastest Netbook
By , Valéry Herold

We were able to use a 128GB SSD (a RunCore Pro IV from Japan) that achieved 6 MB/s in a test writing random 4k blocks, which results in very snappy operating system response times. But bear in mind that the disk stayed in UDMA-2 transfer mode under Windows XP (33 MB/s in sequential reading) unless we forced it to run in UDMA-6 mode with hdparm. Then it was capable of a sequential reading rate of 90 MB/s.

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