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Test Setup And Comparison Table

Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 2
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System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.0; Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R (SATA 3Gb/s); BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35 400GB; ST3400832NS; 7,200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8MB Cache
Host AdapterHighpoint Rocket 62X
SATA 6Gb/s, x1 PCI Express 2.0
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.13
PCMark Vantage 1.0.2.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2008.08.18
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
4K Random Reads
4K Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate


Comparison Table

Manufacturer
Crucial
Kingston
Western Digital
Family
RealSSD C300SSDNow V-Series WD SiliconEdge Blue
Model Number
MTFDDAC256MAG-1GAESSNV-425SSC-D0256SC-2100
Capacity
256GB128GB256GB
Other Capacities128GB30, 64GB64, 128GB
Flash Type
Flash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLC
ControllerMarvell 88SS9174-BJP2JMicron JMF618JMicron JMF618
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)128MB64MB
64MB
NCQYes
Yes
Yes
Height
9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF
N/A
1,000,000 h1,400,000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.09W
0.70W0.60W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.60W1.40W1.00W
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