Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 2

Test Setup And Comparison Table

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System Hardware
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 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
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.13PCMark Vantage
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2008.08.18Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming ReadsStreaming Writes4K Random Reads4K Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate

Comparison Table

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ManufacturerCrucialKingstonWestern Digital
FamilyRealSSD C300SSDNow V-SeriesWD SiliconEdge Blue
Model NumberMTFDDAC256MAG-1GAESSNV-425SSC-D0256SC-2100
Other Capacities128GB30, 64GB64, 128GB
Flash TypeFlash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLC
ControllerMarvell 88SS9174-BJP2JMicron JMF618JMicron JMF618
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)128MB64MB64MB
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBFN/A1,000,000 h1,400,000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.09W0.70W0.60W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.60W1.40W1.00W