Legit Storage Reviews
Intel X25-M 160GB 34nm MLC G2 SSD Benchmark Review
|Date:||Thu, Jul 23, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. The PCMark Vantage benchmark was run in 64-bit mode for the results shown below.
Benchmark Results: The Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB MLC SSD had an overall score of 33,213 and the individual test results can be seen in the image above.
Comparison Chart Results: This is only the second drive review that we have included PCMark Vantage Hard Drive test results in and have only had the time to benchmark nine of the drives over again. The Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB hard drive does great in many of the other tests, but falls short of even the slowest SSDs in many of the 'real world' tests that PCMark Vantage throws at the drives. It was interesting to us that the Super Talent MasterDrive OX 64GB scored higher than the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD as both use JMicron controllers. But the Kingston V Series uses new firmware that helps prevent the stutter. This newer firmware revision obviously impacts performance just slightly, but we would think that consumers should prefer less performance over having stutters while multi-tasking. The Corsair P256 and OCZ Summit SSDs both use the Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller and the performance between the two drives is nearly identical. The Intel X25-M 160GB second generation drive with 34nm MLC NAND Flash tears up this benchmark and beats out other top competitors like the OCZ Vertex EX, Summit and Agility SSDs by a fairly large margin.
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Page 1 - 34nm Flash Meets Intel X25-M 2nd Gen SSDs
Page 2 - Inside The 2nd Generation Intel SSDs
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tach v22.214.171.124
Page 5 - HD Tune v3.50
Page 6 - HD Tune v3.50 - Random Accesss
Page 7 - SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3
Page 8 - CrystalDiskMark v2.2
Page 9 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.34
Page 10 - PCMark Vantage
Page 11 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 12 - Performance Degradation Testing
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions