HyperDrive 4 Redefines Solid State Storage

Solid State Drive Comparison Table

Manufacturer HyperOs Systems (Accelerated Logic) Samsung SanDisk
Family Hyperdrive 4 Solid State Flash Drive Solid State Flash Drive
Model Number Revision 3 - SATA 5000
Capacity 16 GB 32 GB 32 GB
Rotational Speed (RPM) RAM Flash Flash
Available Capacities Depends on RAM - -
Geometry 8 x 2 GB ECC DDR1 16 x 32 Gbit n/a
Interface SATA/150 - PATA/133 UltraATA/66 SATA/150
Form Factor 5.25" 2.5" 2.5"
Cache (MB) - - -
NV Cache Size - - -
NCQ - - -
Weight 900 g 46 g 94 g

Test Setup

... For Storage Benchmarks

System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2 x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Areca ARC1280ML
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Subsystem On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurement c’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O-Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver

We used Areca’s ARC1280ML controller for the storage benchmarks.

... For SYSmark 2007 Preview

CPU III Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (65 nm ; 3000 MHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard ASUS Blitz Formula, Rev : 1.0
Chipset : Intel P35, BIOS 1101
RAM Corsair CM2X1024-888C4D
2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 4-4-4-12 2T)
Hard Disk Drive I Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/150
Hard Disk Drive II HyperOs Systems HyperDrive 4
16 GB, DDR333 ECC, SATA/150
Hard Disk Drive III SanDisk SSD SATA 5000
32 GB, Flash, SATA/150
DVD-ROM Samsung SH-S183
Graphics Card Zotac Geforce 8800 GTS
GPU : Geforce 8800 GTS (500 MHz)
RAM : 320 MB GDDR3 (1600 MHz)
Sound Card Integrated
Power Supply Enermax EG565P-VE
ATX 2.01, 510 Watt
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers Intel Version 8.3.1013
Graphics Drivers Nvidia Forceware 162.18
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