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Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 256GB Solid State Drive

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 3, 2010 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Everest Random Access Time

 

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Everest Ultimate and Corporate Edition offer several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

 


Read Tests

 

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The read access times were pretty good, but there were a few spikes that we didn't really like to see. When compared to platter based drives, well, there really isn't a comparison and that is why we don't include them in the graph. The SiliconEdge Blue, even with a couple of spikes is still able to access data faster than a platter drive can handle a cache hit.

 


Write Tests

 

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The write test is also a problem in the access area. Here I listed the minimum but didn't want to destroy my chart by listing the average and max.

 

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It is pretty clear at this point that either we have a bad sample or that there are major issues with the SiliconEdge Blue's ability to write data to the drive. We can see that the first portion of the test goes very well, but it appears that after a short while there is hell to pay. We are still in early testing and with synthetic benchmarks, so let's keep going and see what turns up in additional tests.

 

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