Legit Storage Reviews
Micron RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Review
|Date:||Mon, Feb 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got wide spread within the industry. Meanwhile Intel has discontinued work on Iometer and it was given to the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). The project is now driven by an international group of individuals who are continuously improving, porting and extending the product.
Iometer version 2006.07.27 was used for testing and while we tested a dozen different file sizes we will be looking at the ones that are important to Windows users. In the Microsoft Windows operating systems many of the transactions are done at 512B/4kB/8kB/32kB/128kB, with the vast majority at 4kB, then 128kB / 512B, then the rest. Very few Windows applications use transfers larger than 128kB. We began the test by filling the drive completely full of data first and then testing 100% random IOPs in a 4KB region. We set the queue depth to 32 for this test.
Read Performance in IOps
Benchmark Results: IOMeter showed that the Crucial RealSSD C300 has insane performance in the 4KB file size test and was actually faster than the OCZ Vertex LE and Intel X25-M Gen2 160GB SSDs. The Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drive is clearly the leader in random read performance.
Write Performance in IOps
Benchmark Results: When it comes to write performance the Crucial C300 didn't do too well in the in the 512 Bytes test again, but dominated the other drives in the other file sizes. The 4 KB write performance was out of this world!
Next Page - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 1 - RealSSD C300 Brings SATA 6Gbps Performance
Page 2 - Inside The RealSSD C300
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tach v188.8.131.52
Page 5 - HD Tune v4.01
Page 6 - HD Tune v4.01 - Random Access
Page 7 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 8 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 9 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.41
Page 10 - PCMark Vantage
Page 11 - IOMeter
Page 12 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions