The SSD Power Consumption Hoax

Benchmark Results, Continued

Read Transfer Rates

flash ssd hoax

Clearly, all flash SSDs are capable of beating the conventional Hitachi Travelstar 7K200 when it comes to sequential read operations.

Write Transfer Rates

flash ssd hoax

Things look different for write operations: Flash based SSDs can be faster than mechanical drives if they are based on fast SLC memory. However, Sandisk’s SSD5000 cannot beat the Travelstar 7K200.