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SSD Summer Slam: 12 New 2.5" And 1.8" Drives Rounded-Up

Comparison Table And Test Setup

ManufacturerA-DataAsaxAsaxCavalry Storage
FamilySSD S592Leopard-Hunt IILeopard-Hunt IISSD Pelican
Model NumberASAX-SATA1.8 T2-SSDASAX-SATA2.5 T2-SSDCASD00032MIS
Tested Capacities128GB64GB256GB32GB
Other Capacities32, 64GB16, 32, 128, 256GB16, 32, 64, 128GB64, 128GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)Flash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLC
ControllerIndilinxIndilinxIndilinxJMF602
Form Factor2.5"1.8"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Cache64MB64MB64MBn/a
NCQyesyesyesyes
Height9.5 mmn/a9.5 mm9.5 mm
Weight54 g26 g
MTBF1,000,000 hn/an/a1,300,000 h
Operating Temperaturen/an/an/a0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (Low Power)0.44W0.57W0.62W1.04W
Measured Idle Power (Low Power)0.50W0.35W0.35W1.00W
ManufacturerCorsairCrucialCrucialIntel
FamilyP256M225M225X25-M 34nm
Model NumberCMFSSD-256GBG2DCT128M225CT256M225SSDSA2M160G2G2
Tested Capacities256GB128GB256GB160GB
Other Capacities64, 128GB64, 256GB64, 256GB80GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)Flash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLC
ControllerSamsungIndilinxIndilinxPC29AS21BA0
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Cache (MB)128MB64MB64MB32MB
NCQyesyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
Weight88 g70 g94 g80 g
MTBF1,000,000 h1,000,000 h1,000,000 h1,200,000 h
Operating Temperaturen/an/an/a0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (Low Power)0.19W0.44W0.48W0.06W
Measured Idle Power (Low Power)0.50W0.4W0.5W0.08W

ManufacturerOCZOCZOCZSuper Talent
FamilySummitVertexVertex TurboUltraDrive ME
Model NumberOCZSSD2-1SUM120GOCZSSD2-1VTX120GOCZSSD2-1VTXT120GFTM28GX25H
Tested Capacities120GB120GB120GB128GB
Other Capacities60, 250GB30, 60, 250GB30, 60, 250GB32, 64, 256GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)Flash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLCFlash MLC
ControllerSamsungIndilinxIndilinxIndilinx
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Cache (MB)128MB64MB64MB (180 MHz)64MB
NCQyesyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
Weight98 g92 g94 g68 g
MTBF1,500,000 h1,500,000 h1,500,000 h1,000,000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (Low Power)0.17W0.47W0.45W0.44W
Measured Idle Power (Low Power)0.50W0.50W0.50W0.40W

 Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.0,  Chipset Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35 400GB ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8 MB Cache
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-benchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming ReadsStreaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007