Although the new Samsung 256 GB SSD cannot beat the throughput we’ve seen from Intel’s X25-E drive, it requires less power to deliver almost the same transfer rates. This means that it gets very close with regards to efficiency, which we define in total read I/O operations for the benchmark run per watt. Solidata spoils its results due to the high power consumption of its X1 and X2 drives.
If we switch to workstation-type I/O activity, the efficiency measurements are different. The X25-E drive by Intel is so much superior to the other drives, as it delivers much more I/O performance at low power consumption levels.
- SSD Capacities And Performance On The Move
- Flash SSD Versus Hard Drive
- Samsung SSD PB22-J (256 GB MLC Flash)
- Inside Samsung’s SSD
- Solidata X1-64 (64 GB SLC)
- Solidata X2-128 (128 GB MLC)
- Inside the Solidata SSDs
- New SSDs Comparison Table And Test Setup
- Access Time And I/O Performance
- PCMark Vantage Application Performance
- Power Consumption
- Efficiency: Performance Per Watt