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The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

The two fastest consumer SSDs face off in a RAID 0 sprint to the finish. Who will take the flag? (NASDAQ:INTC)

| RAID in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2009 6:08 am

HD Tune Pro


Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00


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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


- Benchmark: measures the performance


- Info: shows detailed information


- Health: checks the health status by using SMART


- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors


- Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.



Read Tests


The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore


Intel / Kingston X25-M


The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore


Runcore IV Pro


In the read test we see that the Intel X25-M has a slight advantage. The RunCore array kept giving me a dip in the performance at the beginning of the test and it hurt the results when everything was averaged out. The performance dip took the array down to only 310 MB/s so it will not be noticeable under real world conditions.


Write Tests


The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore


Intel / Kingston X25-M


The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore


Runcore IV Pro


Our synthetic write test shows the RunCore Pro IV doubling the write speed of the X25-M array. I rarely use HD Tune to look at access times since it is not as accurate as EVEREST, but here you can see that the RunCore array holds a significant advantage in access times. Let's take a look at those EVEREST numbers and see what is going on.


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