The streaming read throughput benchmark reflects what we found in the low-level throughput tests : Intel’s X25-M is extremely quick, while the Samsung SSD takes second place. It is obvious that the Intel 10-channel design has its impact in this test, as the performance results show a larger advantage for the Intel solution than in the throughput tests. Clearly, the controller is doing its job well.
Again, the power consumption of both SSDs is attractively low, especially looking at the level of performance. Let’s see what the performance per watt ratio looks like :
Intel’s drive is faster, while being more efficient.
The I/O streaming read efficiency tests were performed on our storage reference test system. Please refer to the test setup page for details.
- Intel’s First Flash SSD Ready for Vertical Take-Off
- Intel’s SSD Plans
- Intel X25-M SSD: Better by Design?
- Inside the X25-M SSD: 10-Channel Flash
- Inside the X25-M Controller: Wear Leveling, Write Amplification Control
- Competitors: Only Samsung, Really
- Test System for Low Level Benchmarks
- Transfer Performance and Diagram
- Access Time and I/O Performance
- PCMark Application Performance
- SYSmark 2007 Performance and Power Consumption
- Performance per Watt: Workstation I/O
- Performance per Watt: Streaming Reads
- Mobilemark 2007, Low-Power Idle Power, DVD Playback
- Conclusion: X25-M Strikes Hard!