4-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, ST - HotHardware

4-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, ST

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Simpli Software's HD Tach is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives, flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device being tested."

HD Tach v3
http://www.simplisoftware.com/

 
OCZ Verex Series 120GB

 
Corsasir P256 256GB


 
SuperTalent UltraDrive ME 64GB

 
Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB


The Intel-based Kingston drive comes out on top in terms of burst rate and average read speeds according to HD Tach, followed by the OCZ Vertex Series SSD and then Super Talent's offering. In regards to writes, however, the Kingston drive trails the pack and OCZ and Corsair take the lead.

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Nice right up. I am ordering either a WD scorpio black or a OCZ Solid Series for my netbook here in about an hour. The Solid series are slower, but for $109 for 30GBs a better deal. I am waiting on the girlfriend approval to find out which one I can getEmbarrassed

Anyway if I get the SSD and like it I may get a higher end SSD for my desktop down the road. I just need the a bigger one in size. I want one that can hold my OS and my steam foler(which is 51GBs right now)

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Hi there,

 

unfortunately you didn't test the SSDs with the latest firmwares!

Super Talent UltraDrive ME have a new firmware 1370, which sets the max. write speed to 200 MBps and read speed to 260 MBps on all drives.

And with that the overall performance and 4k random write and read should be improved also.

I think the OCZ drives have also a new firmware 1.10 or such.

 

So please update your article/test with the newest firmware.

Besides this, your article is good, but not great, because of lack of newest firmware!

Thanks in advance!

best regards,

 

iNsuRRecTiON

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