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OWC Mercury Extreme SandForce SF-1200 100GB SSD - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Other World Computing might be from Planet Mac, but their SSDs are fantastic while staying cost effective.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 3, 2010 5:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: OWC

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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During the File Copy Tests we see SandForce's design taking a back seat to some of the other drives. In our upcoming State of Solid State article we will get into a lot more detail about why this happens since it will take a couple of pages to explain the architecture. The OWC Mercury is still much faster than the platter drives and is even able to move data faster than Intel's G2 SSD.

 

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