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Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

Kingston is fully embracing SandForce and the most impressive controller at this time is getting the top to bottom treatment.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 10, 2012 6:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Kingston

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

 

- Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

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HDD1 - Windows Defender

HDD2 - Gaming

HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery

HDD4 - Vista Startup

HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker

HDD6 - Windows Media Center

HDD7 - Windows Media Player

HDD8 - Application Loading

 

The asynchronous flash drives with SandForce SF-2281 controllers slow down quite a bit more than the synchronous flash drives when both are filled to 50% of capacity.

 

We aren't going to play up the decline in performance when dealing with multimedia files since this is a business specific drive, but we can't shy away from the loss of performance when data is present. There is a very large loss of performance, but let's finish the standard testing and then discuss everything in the conclusion.

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