Four-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Super Talent, Mtron - HotHardware

Four-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Super Talent, Mtron

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ATTO is a more straight-forward type of disk benchmark that measures specific transfer sizes across a specific volume length.  It measures raw transfer rate for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart.  We chose 8kb through 1024kb transfer sizes over a total max volume length of 32MB.  This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with NTFS partitions. 

ATTO Disk Benchmark - Read/Write Performance
Version 2.02


 
OCZ Core Series 64GB

 
OCZ Standard SLC 64GB



WD VelociRaptor 300GB HD

 

 
Mtron MSP 7500 32GB

 
Super Talent MasterDrive MX 64GB


Again, our apologies for all the thumbnails but as we've said before, the pictures speak volumes.  A few obvious observations we can easily take away are that all of the MLC-based SSDs had a tougher time with small block writes from 8K - 32K and didn't become competitive with the SLC-based drives or the VelociRaptor, until we hit the 64K transfer size threshold.  At that point, the Core Series OCZ and Super Talent drive held their own, though, in general, they did fall a little short on write performance versus the others. And there's no question, the VelociRaptor 10K RPM hard drive smoked all SSDs in this test, in terms of write performance.  From a read perspective, the MLC-based OCZ and Super Talent drives outpaced even the VelociRaptor in large file transfers but lagged behind it in small 8K - 32K transfers yet again.  Finally, performance with the SLC-based SSDs was significantly flatter and more deterministic versus the MLC-based product.  The SLC drives had fewer spikes and dips exhibited depending on transfer sizes but generally offered less throughput overall versus their MLC siblings.

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I have to say, I expected a far more pronounced difference between the SSDs power consumption and that of the VelociRaptor. Considering the minuscule difference in power consumption, I would assume that the operating temperatures are also fairly similar.

Nice Round-Up HH. I am really looking forward to seeing how the new 256GB Samsung MLC SSD and Intel's upcoming offerings perform.

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AjayD:

I have to say, I expected a far more pronounced difference between the SSDs power consumption and that of the VelociRaptor. Considering the minuscule difference in power consumption, I would assume that the operating temperatures are also fairly similar.

Nice Round-Up HH. I am really looking forward to seeing how the new 256GB Samsung MLC SSD and Intel's upcoming offerings perform.

 

 

 

Thanks dudes!  Big Smile  Stick around over the next few days!  More exciting stuff coming in this space from a BIG NAME player.  Wink

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Sounds like you have something up your sleeve.

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I can't wait to see whats in store Big Smile

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I am glad to see ssd starting to finally come to the forefront

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That's a great review, guys.Yes I have been looking forward to reading this article and you haven't let me down!Big Smile As SSD prices drop I would very much like to see the manufacturers drop something else: the mail-in rebate scam. But thanks again for the comparo! 

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Nice for a notebook 32gb or netbook perhaps ... but I guess I cannot see myself building my 4TB HD media server/PVR using them in a raid set could buy a house for less in some areas.

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Yeah but price will come down. They are selling it to the rich to fund development. We will get the rewards in the end.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Yeah but price will come down. They are selling it to the rich to fund development. We will get the rewards in the end.

Very true. I remember my first hd. It was a quantem fireball 1.2 gb ...I think i paid $175 for it. Prices sound familiar?

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MMC:

Nice for a notebook 32gb or netbook perhaps ... but I guess I cannot see myself building my 4TB HD media server/PVR using them in a raid set could buy a house for less in some areas.

 

 Not too sure I would want to live there, but HEY, welcome to HotHardware, MMC! We are happy to have you join us!Yes So where are you posting from?

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