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.
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).
- SSDs for 2009: They’re New, But Are They Better?
- Chaintech Apogee SSD, 64 GB
- Memory Corp F4 MLC SSD, 32 GB
- Memory Corp F4 SLC SSD, 32 GB
- Silicon Power 64 GB SLC
- Soliware SSD S100 32 GB
- Super Talent SATA 2.5” SSD, MasterDrive OX
- Comparison Table, Test Setups
- Throughput, Interface Performance
- Access Time, I/O Performance
- Application Performance, Power Consumption
- Efficiency: Streaming Reads
- Efficiency: Workstation I/O