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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - AS SSD

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| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 14, 2011 10:28 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

AS SSD Benchmark

 

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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The smaller flash density is really brought out in the copy test where we see the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G falling behind our 240GB next gen SATA 6G drives. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is quite a bit faster at transferring data when compared to the previous generation 120GB SF-1200 Vertex 2. This is an area where SandForce really needed to step up and correct with the new SF-2200 controller and as you can see, they did do just that.

 

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