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We changed our SSD performance charts up in one of the articles last week at the request of the article sponsor and I like the changes so we are keeping them for a little while. Now, instead of just listing the last ten to twelve drives reviewed we have chosen some of the more popular drives and controllers.
Represented in the performance charts will be the sample OCZ Vertex LE 240GB, Intel X25-M (G2), Indilinx Barefoot via the Corsair Nova, Marvell SATA 6Gbps via the 128 and 256GB Crucial RealSSD C300, SandForce SF-1200 via the 120 and 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 and finally the fastest consumer platter drive currently on the market, the Western Digital VelociRaptor.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
I am happy to report that OCZ's claims of 270MB/s read and 250MB/s write are bogus with the new firmware and software configuration. ATTO has been adapted by just about every company for claimed read and write speed and here we see that the Vertex LE is able to run 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write just like the Vertex 2.
The 4K write numbers also show that the Vertex LE is packing the High IOPS firmware. Standard drives without this special feature only score around 130 to 140MB/s in the 4K write test in ATTO.
It will be interesting to see if the Vertex LE 240GB is able to run identical benchmark numbers as the Vertex 2 240GB that we tested last week.