Benchmark Results: Iometer
Our Iometer benchmarks are run using an 8 GiB LBA range on the logical disk with a 90 second run time, using 4 KiB sector boundaries.
The following graphs reflect read and write performance for common transfer sizes at queue depths ranging from one to 32. In a typical client environment, queue depths are generally pretty low. So, the performance figures with queue depths between one and four are particularly interesting.
When it comes to random reads, Plextor's M5S comes out on top for all transfer sizes at queue depths in our most relevant range, except for the 64 KiB transfer size. Samsung's 830 sneaks ahead of the M5S there, but only at queue depths of four and higher.
There's a lot more variability in our random write results. Fine-tuned firmware serves Crucial's m4 well during the 4 and 8 KiB transfer sizes at low queue depths. But, as the transfer sizes start to increase, performance becomes less impressive and the m4 ends up at the bottom of the charts.
Samsung 230 - $227 ($0.89 / GB)
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe - $180 ($0.75 / GB)
JackNaylorPEI'd be more worried about matching Mushkin's price / performance ... and same 3 year warranty.Samsung 230 - $227 ($0.89 / GB)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod 6820147164Mushkin Chronos Deluxe - $180 ($0.75 / GB)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod 6820226225
Hate to break it to you buddy but the Mushkin link leads to a 128GB for $179.99 That is well above $1 per GB.
He gave the wrong link and mistook the Delux for the non-Delux. The above link is the non-Delux 256GB for $179.99. The Delux is another $10 at $190:
Still, I'd go with the Vertex 4 256GB at $190 instead of any of these at their prices.