Six New SSDs: Can Intel Be Dethroned?

Application Performance, Power Consumption

MLC-based flash SSDs are typically rather poor when it comes to sequential writes. In this benchmark, the SLC-based devices are strong.

The Windows XP Startup benchmark consists of multiple requests of various block sizes. It is representative of a drive’s performance when launching Windows or applications.

Power Consumption

Most of the tested drives show acceptable power consumption. Only Soliware really needs too much power.

DVD Stream Playback Power

Playing a DVD .vob file is a nice test to determine a drive’s power consumption for a defined workload. Most of the new drives do well, although we’ve seen much better results (and also worse ones, to be fair).