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A-DATA S599 100GB SandForce SF-1200 Solid State Disk - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Its metaclorian count is off the charts, yet the price is down to Earth. Worlds fastest drive? - Let's take a look and see.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 30, 2010 5:35 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: A-DATA

AS SSD Benchmark

 

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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To achieve very high performance the SandForce controllers use a real time compression algorithm to store data. When the data is already compressed we have observed slower performance. In the ISO copy test we see how that strategy plays out. With compressed data we see that the Indilinx Barefoot drive is able to outperform the S599. The Crucial C300 is also able to take advantage of their more traditional approach and transfer compressed data nearly twice as fast as the A-DATA drive.

 

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