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Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

Kingston follows Intel down the road to SSD bliss. Let's see what the SSDNow is all about.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 15, 2009 11:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Kingston

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


Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update


The read performance of the Kingston with the latest firmware shows little change from the old firmware that was used on our first X25-M tests. The X25-M is still one of the fastest drives we have ever tested.


Write Tests


Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update


Write transfer tests once again show little change between the Kingston drive with the updated firmware and the Intel with the old firmware.


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