Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 1

Comparison Table And Test Setup

ManufacturerCrucialIntel
OCZ
Solidata
Toshiba
FamilyM225
X25-M 34nmVertex
K5
HG2
Model NumberCT256M225SSDSA2M160G2G2OCZSSD2-1VTX120GK5 SLC Flash SSDTHNS256GG8BBAA
Capacity256GB160GB120GB64GB256GB
Other Capacities64, 256GB80GB30, 60, 250GB16, 32, 128GB64, 128, 512GB
Flash TypeMLC MLC MLC SLC MLC
ControllerIndilinx BarefootPC29AS21BA0Indilinx BarefootIndilinx BarefootToshiba T6UG1XBG
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/s
SATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)64MB32MB
64MB64MB128MB
NCQ
Yes
YesYesYesYes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
Weight94g
80g
92g
N/A
N/A
MTBF1,000,000 h1,200,000 h1,500,000 h2,000 000 h1,000,000 h
Operating TemperatureN/A
0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.48W0.06W0.47W0.50W0.07W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.39W0.06W0.47W0.44W0.06W


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System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB shared L3 Cache)
Motherboard
(Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.0; Chipset Intel X58 + ICH10R (SATA 3Gb/s); BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate 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
File server-Benchmark
Web server-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
4k Random Reads
4k Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate