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Efficiency: Streaming Reads

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The streaming read efficiency is measured by benchmarking the drives’ ability to transfer 64, 128 and 256 KB blocks sequentially, while also measuring the average power required during the benchmark. This way we can calculate performance per power consumed as I/O operations per watt.

Some of the new drives—such as the Memory Corp drives, Silicon Power’s SLC SSD, and the Chaintech Apogee SSD—provide nice performance per watt results for sequential reads.