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SanDisk Ultra 120GB SF-1200 Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 5:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: SanDisk

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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Even though the SanDisk Ultra is being sold as a mainstream consumer part, it's difficult to deny its heritage. The SF-1200 controller used in the Ultra is a close cousin to the SF-1500 controller found on several enterprise SSDs. Still, the overprovisioning amount of the flash is much different and this one should just stick to the client sector.

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