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

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

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ATTO is a more straight-forward type of disk benchmark that measures transfers across a specific volume length.  It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart.  We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes over a total max volume length of 256MB.  This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with NTFS partitions.

ATTO Disk Benchmark - Read/Write Performance
Version 2.02

OCZ Vertex Series 120GB

Corsair P256 256GB

SuperTalent UltraDrive ME 64GB

Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB

As you can see, none of the solid state drives we tested really hit their stride until transfer sizes exceeded the 64kb mark. Once again, the OCZ Vertes Series SSD came out on top in terms of average read and write scores here, followed by the Corsair P256, and then the Super Talent Ultra drive. The Kingston drive actually led in terms of read performance, but writes couldn't quite keep pace with the other drives. 

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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,



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