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 -|
HD Tune v3.50 - Random Accesss
When HD Tune Pro 3.50 was released in December 2008 it included a brand new Random Access test. The random access read and write test is a very important performance area to look at on solid state drives as some controllers have problems with random writes.
Random Access Read Test Results:
Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB MLC SSD does great and you can see just how well Intel has crafted their latest controller.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB MLC SSD were not the fastest that we have seen, but are still superb. The average access time ranged from 0.06ms to 10ms, which is due to immature controllers and the fact that the drives didn't come with any on-board cache. With benchmark results like these, one should not expect that the Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB MLC SSD would stutter and our real world testing has found the drive to be stutter free thus far.
4KB Random Write File Test Results Chart:
Benchmark Results: Many of our readers have asked for a chart showing side-by-side comparisons of the drives we have tested in the 4KB random access write test. Testing showed that the Intel X25-M 160GB Generation 2 SSD had roughly the same performance as the Intel X25-M 80GB Generation 1 SSD (tested here as the Kingston SSDNow M 80GB, which is just a re-label of the Intel drive by Kingston). The OCZ Vertex EX SLC SSD takes the lead in this benchmark, but at twice the price it doesn't do that much better than the new Intel X25-M 160GB 34nm SSD. The Intel X25-M 'G2' 34nm 160GB MLC SSD is able to double the transfer rate that is seen on the popular OCZ Summit and Agility lines, which really speaks volumes on this drive's performance.
Next Page - SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3
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 v184.108.40.206
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