Monday, September 8, 2008

Intel high speed SSD

Here is Tech Report's review of Intel's high speed SSD, which confirms the trend I've been talking about for a while. SSD's were always faster for random read and write, now they are faster for sequential read (250MB/s), and the "extreme" Intel model is faster for sequential write as well (170MB/s). They use less power and have comparable MTBF to the best enterprise disk drives.

The remaining disadvantages of total size and cost are being eaten away over time...

2 comments:

Dan said...
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Dan said...

Just a couple of minor corrections. The testing shows a sustained average read bandwidth of 229MB/s and burst read bandwidth of just over 262MB/s. The write throughput is far more modest at 76.6MB/s not the 170MB/s you state. For some other interesting SSD reviews take a look at http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/FourWay-SSD-RoundUp-OCZ-Super-Talent-Mtron/