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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



Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
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CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.


Key Features:-


* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)


Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.


Read Tests




The sequential numbers are once again pretty good for a mainstream drive. Even the 512K test is where it should be. Once we get to 4K reads we see that the queue depth of one is on the low side and once you start piling up the QD there's nothing left for the SiliconEdge to give in performance gains like some of the other drives.


Write Tests




Here we see normal seq and 5K performance and the 4K QD1 numbers are faster than the Indilinx Barefoot performance, but once again we saw no performance improvement when going to higher queue depths.


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