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Intel X25-M 120GB Retail Solid State Drive

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 27, 2010 9:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Intel



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.




In Crystal Disk Mark we are looking at the 4K and 4K queue depth performance. Here we see the X25-M 120GB drive matching the 80GB version in read speeds, just as it should. The interesting thing is how the Intel drive compares to the SandForce and Crucial drives that on paper should be out performing the X25-M more than what they are. We'll get into the synthetic performance more in the conclusion.




The write test shows the difference between the 80GB and 120GB drive well. Here the 120GB breaks away from the 80GB model and delivers much better performance when NCQ is used.


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