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Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 16, 2011 2:12 am
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TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

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 lack of NCQ features puts the Kingston SSDNow V100 at a disadvantage in server workloads, but both the V100 and V+100 are designed for mainstream consumer tasks, so we can't fault them for poor server performance.

 

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