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Spring 2010 Solid State Drive Roundup, Part 1

Comparison Table And Test Setup

ManufacturerCrucialIntelOCZSolidataToshiba
FamilyM225X25-M 34nmVertexK5HG2
Model NumberCT256M225SSDSA2M160G2G2OCZSSD2-1VTX120GK5 SLC Flash SSDTHNS256GG8BBAA
Capacity256GB160GB120GB64GB256GB
Other Capacities64, 256GB80GB30, 60, 250GB16, 32, 128GB64, 128, 512GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLCSLCMLC
ControllerIndilinx BarefootPC29AS21BA0Indilinx BarefootIndilinx BarefootToshiba T6UG1XBG
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)64MB32MB64MB64MB128MB
NCQYesYesYesYesYes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
Weight94g80g92gN/AN/A
MTBF1,000,000 h1,200,000 h1,500,000 h2,000 000 h1,000,000 h
Operating TemperatureN/A0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.48W0.06W0.47W0.50W0.07W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.39W0.06W0.47W0.44W0.06W

New: Highpoint Rocket X62 with SATA 6Gb/s support
System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB shared L3 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
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.13PCMark Vantage 1.0.2.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2008.08.18File server-BenchmarkWeb server-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming ReadsStreaming Writes4k Random Reads4k Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate