7-Way SSD Round-Up: Sandforce vs. JMicron

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HD Tach Testing

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

OCZ Agility 2 100GB

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB

Corsair Force 100GB

 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 100GB

Patriot Zephyr 128GB

Corsair Force 120GB

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB

The performance trend we've seen throughout this piece continues in the HD Tach benchmark. Here, once again, the SandForce based drives finish right on top of each other in terms of reads, writes, burst speeds, and access times, and the JMicron based Patriot drives trails the pack.

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