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Zalman F1 120GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 11, 2012 3:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Zalman

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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Zalman is mainly in case, cooling and peripherals so they are not looking to take the F Series to the enterprise market. We still like running these tests for those who want to build a light use server on 3K MLC flash.

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