TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,924 Reviews & Articles | 38,173 News Posts

Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD Controller Preview - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD Controller Preview

Silicon Motion is looking to take a large portion of LSI SandForce and Marvell's market share with a new 4-channel SSD controller. Let's take a look.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:01 pm

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

 

- Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

TweakTown image content/5/7/5720_72_silicon_motion_sm2246en_ssd_controller_preview.png

 

Only two other SSDs managed to break into the 50K Mark range when half of the flash was populated with data.

 

The two others based on LSI SandForce controllers, the SuperSSpeed S301 SLC (the TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition drive) and the Intel 520.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases