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Kingston HyperX 240GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 3, 2011 8:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Kingston

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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At one point Kingston's marketing papers stated that end users would be able to change the overprovisioning size on their drives, but since then they've downplayed that claim. If it was possible to change the overprovisioning size the HyperX might have become a low cost enterprise drive after users changed the user capacity to 200GB instead of 240GB.

 

The HyperX is still considered a consumer product, so we're not going into a lot of detail on these tests. I just like to run them to see how changes to the firmware affect performance.

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