Legit Storage Reviews
Micron RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Review
|Date:||Mon, Feb 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
HD Tune v4.01 - Random Access
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. In recent years the controllers have improved and the firmware has been better optimized for random read and write performance.
Random Access Read Test Results:
Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drive had unreal transfer speed with file sizes at 1MB. Having an average speed of 333MB/s is mind blowing. Even the OCZ Vertex LE 100GB SSD with the SandForce 1500 controller in it can only reach 260MB/s on the 1MB file size. This makes the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drive 28% faster than the Vertex LE on this file size. When you move down to the 4KB file size the RealSSD C300 had an average speed of 31.5MB/s while the Vertex LE was at 33.4MB/s. When it comes to operations per second (IOPS) the C300 had 8079 IOPS at 4KB, which is close to the 8752 IOPS that the Vertex LE scored. As good as both of these scores sound the Intel X25-M G2 160GB drive had 16021 IOPS in the 4KB read test and is still the drive to beat when it comes to small read file size tests.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the C300 were solid looking once again, but the 10MB/s read on the 4KB write tests were low compared to what we have seen on other SSDs. In fact let's compare the RealSSD C300 256GB drive to the other drives.
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. You can see from this chart that the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB actually scored lower than any of the other drives in the 4KB random access write test.
Next Page - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 1 - RealSSD C300 Brings SATA 6Gbps Performance
Page 2 - Inside The RealSSD C300
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tach v220.127.116.11
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