Take a close look at this chart if you’re a road warrior that relies on notebook battery runtime. Intel, Kingston, Toshiba, Samsung, and Crucial clearly win.
Delivering peak throughput requires 0.42 W in a best case (Kingston SSDNow V 30 GB) or up to 2.44 W in a worst case. Take these results into consideration if you copy data frequenty.
The power consumption required by HD video playback illustrates how much power SSDs require under limited load scenarios. The difference between the best and the worst candidate isn’t much in absolute numbers, but in relative terms the gap is more than 10x!
- Can Samsung’s 470-Series Shake Up the SSD Market?
- Benchmarking Issues And Trends
- A-Data Nobility N002 (Indilinx, 128 GB)
- Corsair Force F160 (160 GB, SandForce)
- Kingston SSDNow V (128 GB, Toshiba)
- Kingston SSDNow V+ (128 GB, Toshiba)
- Patriot Inferno (120 GB, SandForce)
- Samsung 470-Series (Also Known As PM810 [256 GB])
- Comparison Table And Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: h2benchw Throughput And Iometer Streaming
- Benchmark Results: CrystalDiskMark Sequential Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: 4 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: 512 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Storage
- Benchmark Results: Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Power Efficiency
- Conclusion And Recommendations