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OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) 100GB SSD Review
|Date:||Sat, Feb 20, 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 OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD with the SandForce 1500 controller in it does pretty well. For example, this drive scored 8538 IOPS in the 4KB test file size. The Intel X25-M G2 160GB drive had 16021 IOPS in the 4KB read test, so the drive scored okay, but nowhere near what the Intel drive was capable of doing.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the OCZ Vertex LE 100GB SSD was once again only okay.
4KB Random Write File Test Results Chart:
Benchmark Results: HD Tune used to be one of my favorite hard drive benchmarks, but for SSDs we are really concerned with some of the results that it gives us. An example of this can be seen above. According to HD Tune 4.01 the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SSD has flat out horrible performance in that 4KB Random Write Access benchmark and the Vertex 2 and Vertex LE don't look that much better. The Intel X25-M and the OCZ Vertex SSDs have great performance though. We ran this benchmark a dozen times, rebooted the system, ran Sanitary Erase, Secure Erase, formatted the drives and no matter what we did the performance numbers still were the same. Wait till you get to the IOMeter, CrystalDiskMark or AS SSD benchmark results as those results on the 4KB tests are completely opposite of what we see here. Many other review sites show you the performance results in a chart and don't include the actual benchmark screenshots, so it is hard to say if anyone else can confirm this. It's hard to screw up this benchmark though and you just click the start button and it gives you the results. This is one of the reasons we do so many benchmarks here on Legit Reviews as running just a few doesn't give you a good feel for the drives performance.
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Page 1 - OCZ Vertex LE SSD Performance Review
Page 2 - Inside the Vertex LE SSD
Page 3 - The OCZ Toolbox Utility
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - HD Tach v220.127.116.11
Page 6 - HD Tune v4.01
Page 7 - HD Tune v4.01 - Random Access
Page 8 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.41
Page 9 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 10 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 11 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 12 - PCMark Vantage
Page 13 - IOMeter
Page 14 - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts