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Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB Solid State Drive - Benchmarks - Passmark

The 256GB model shined brightly at the time of launch. Now it is time to test the 128GB capacity size and see how it performs against SandForce.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 20, 2010 1:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Crucial

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.

 

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The Crucial RealSSD C300 was never designed for server workloads, but if given a SATA 6G port worthy of the task, it might make a pretty good drive for these light load tests. Here we see that the Intel ICH SATA 3G is able to outperform the Marvell SATA 6G in Database and Workstation tests.

 

The SandForce SF-1200 controller is derived from the enterprise SF-1500 controller and even though it is not a true enterprise chip like the 1500, the 1200 controlled drives honor their linage very well and push past the C300s everywhere the C300s are not able to take advantage of SATA 6G for increased headroom.

 

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