Mtron SSD 32 GB: Performance with a Catch

Flash SSD Comparison Table

Manufacturer Mtron Samsung SanDisk
Family Solid State Disk Solid State Flash Drive Solid State Flash Drive
Model Number MSD-SATA6025032NA - SATA 5000
Capacity 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB
Rotational Speed (RPM) Flash Flash Flash
Available Capacities 64, 128 GB - -
Geometry 16 x 32 Gbit n/a
Interface SATA/150 UltraATA/66 SATA/150
Form Factor 2.5" 2.5" 2.5"
Cache (MB) - - -
NV Cache Size - - -
NCQ - - -
Weight 114g 46 g 94 g

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 U/Min, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics-Subsystem On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurements c’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O-Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
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