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Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk - Benchmarks - Passmark

Corsair finds a friend in Samsung. Let's see how well they play together and with the new P256 SSD.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 6, 2009 4:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

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.

 

Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk

 

The server tests show that the Samsung controller paired with MLC memory is not the best combination when lots of reads are needed. The workstation tests also show that the P256 is slower than the best Indilinx drives. The bad thing is that the drive is very fast but the competition is faster, in some cases much faster.

 

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