Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Update - HotHardware

Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Update

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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/

 


Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 160GB
Read / Write Performance Before




Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 160GB
Read / Write Performance
After

Like all of the previous benchmarks we ran, the Intel 34nm Gen 2 X25-M's performance was enhanced across the board with its latest firmware according to HD Tach.  Read performance was slightly improved by a few MB/s, as was the drive's burst rate. Random access was even down slightly, while CPU Utilization increased by 1%. But its with regard to write performance that the X25-M's new firmware makes the most difference. In this test, write performance increased from about 78MB/s to almost 96MB/s, an improvement of roughly 23%.

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very nice!

when i'm ready to buy i think this will be the drive i go with.

 

maybe OCZ but i'd have to get a real deal on it...

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Anyone downloaded the update before Intel took it down that can send me a link to download?

I'm running Windows XP so I'm not worried about the firmware bricking my drive as it appears to be affect Windows 7 (64-bit) installs.

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