We kick off our testing marathon with Anvil's Storage Utility, brand new drives, and a 4 GB test file.
Plextor's M5S has a great start, yielding the highest overall score. Samsung's 830 performs respectably in the sequential tests, but lags behind in others. And Crucial might have fared better had it not been for a drop in 4 KiB read performance and slower sequential writes speeds.
- Plextor's Fourth-Generation SSD Family Emerges
- Inside Plextor's M5S 256 GB
- Test Setup And Benchmark Configuration
- Benchmark Results: Anvil's Storage Utility
- Monitoring Transfers With hIOmon's Disk I/O Ranger
- Benchmark Results: HD Tune
- In Depth: TRIM And Garbage Collection, Tested
- The Impact Of A DRAM Buffer
- Benchmark Results: Iometer
- Plextor's 256 GB M5S: A Little Pricey, But A Definite Contender