Kingston 80GB SSDNow M Series Drive Review

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Everest Disk Benchmark

Legit Reviews has just started benchmarking physical drives with Everest Disk Benchmark before, so we will only be looking at the performance of the Scorpio Black 320GB hard drive. This benchmark is designed to measure the performance of storage devices including SCSI and ATA hard disk drives, RAID arrays, optical disk drives, Zip disk drives, flash memories, etc. All of the used benchmarking methods used in Everest are synthetic tests, and so they may not reflect the real-world performance of the tested storage devices. None of the used benchmarking methods include any manufacturer specific optimizations, and they never change the operating conditions upon the detection of a specific storage device model. EVEREST Disk Benchmark Version 2.06.37 was used for testing.

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Benchmark Results: The linear read benchmark shows that the Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB SSD averaged ~240MB/s on the linear read test. When it came to the Random Read test the drive scored 258.1MBps and then with a buffered read it reached an average of 187.4MBps. The average random access was again shown to be 0.06ms, which is close to what HD Tune and HD Tach showed in the previous benchmarks.

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Benchmark Results: The
linear write test is designed to measure the sustained linear
(sequential) writing performance of the drive by filling the whole
surface of the device with data.
The Kingston SSDNow M Series  SNM125-S2/80GB SSD showed solid performance doing this write operation and the performance
was pretty solid across the drive. The average write speed for this
benchmark using 1MB block sizes was 75.0MBps.

Everest Random Write Test Results

Benchmark Results: The random write test is designed to measure the random writing performance of the drive by writing 64KB data blocks to random locations on the surface of the device. The Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB SSD averaged 80.0MB/s for this task.

Everest Random Write Access Test Results

Benchmark Results: The final write test that was run was the random access test, which is designed to measure the data access performance of the drive by writing small data blocks to random locations on the surface of the device. The Kingston SNM125-S2/80GB SSD had consistent access times across the drive and averaged 0.06ms, which great!

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