Windows 7 HD and SSD Performance Analyzed
No contest here, Iometer is simply dominated by the solid state drives. Whereas traditional hard drives are limited to the range of 100-200 I/O's per second, our solid state hard drives are pushing up to 10x+ the speed, ranging from 2400 - 13,000 IO's per second. Win7 can make for a great workstation/server/database operating system as well, which isn't surprising as Microsoft is basing their upcoming Windows Server product on the same Windows 7 core.
We would also like to make note about these Iometer scores. We are currently working with Intel in regards to our X25-M Iometer numbers, which were sporadic across the board throughout our testing. The numbers seen here are benchmarked directly after a secure erase, which allows the drive to run at peak capacity. We encountered significantly lower Iometer performance numbers after several rounds of testing--so take our X25-M numbers with that grain of salt. We'll update this article when we hear back from Intel on the matter.