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

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

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com

 

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 

 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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

 

The Passmark Advanced Disk Tests show small improvements, but nothing substantial. The X25-M is still a solid drive for enterprise users even though it is supposed to be Kingston's consumer SSD.

 

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