Kingston 80GB SSDNow M Series Drive ReviewMon, May 04, 2009 - 12:00 AM
HD Tune v3.50 – Random Access
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. Just for fun we figured we’d include this test for the WD Scorpio Black 320GB hard drive in the event that some of our readers would be interested in how one of the fastest hard drives stacks up to solid state drives like these in our past reviews.
Random Access Read Test Results:
Benchmark Results: When it comes to the Random Access read performance the Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB SSD does great in the read random access test as the highest average access time was just 4.5ms. Compared to the Super Talent Master Drive OX, Corsair P256, and OCZ Vertex results shown above the Kingston SSDNow M series drive does much better overall!
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The Random Access write performance test showed that the Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB SSD did very well, but the OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD was significantly faster.