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Viking Modular SATADIMM 200GB SSD Review - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

The most innovative SSD to come out of 2010 is here, and it is sure to be a hit with 1U server users, if you qualify to buy it.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Viking Modular Solutions

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

 

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

 


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.

 

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Just as we thought, Viking Modular Solutions went very conservative with their 260MB/s read / write rating. Using ATTO we found that number should be closer to 280MB/s read and 276MB/s write. These are pretty standard numbers for a 2.5" SandForce based SSD, but the SATADIMM's originality means they are the highest available for a SATA SSD built into a DIMM profile. OK, the SATADIMM is the only one that we know of; it is still the highest.

 

It would be interesting to see how the 200GB SLC drive compares to the MLC drive we are looking at today.

 

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