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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
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

Everest Random Access Time


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Everest Ultimate and Corporate Edition offer several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.


Drives with only one or two tests displayed in write the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cached fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron.




Access times are what give SSDs their great feel when moving between windows and allow for high speed multitasking. We are now measuring speeds in microseconds and at these speeds slight variations don't mean all that much. The V100 has read access times around 2x as high as the V+100, but you wouldn't know it when using the drives in real world tasks. They are both very fast and significant upgrades when compared to platter drives.




The Toshiba / JMicron controllers suffer from increased write access times when the cache buffer is full. Once the cache fills up the data has to go directly to the controller and access times increase rapidly. In real world tasks this rarely happens, but in intense multitasking it can pop up and your system's response suffers.


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