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Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Passmark

Today Chris follows up the Transcend SSD720 review with the mainstream model, the SSD320. The SSD320 pairs asynchronous flash with the same SandForce controller found in the flagship 720 model. This combination reduces the total cost, but does it also significantly reduce performance?

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 15, 2012 3:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Transcend

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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Transcend doesn't advertise the SSD320 for enterprise use, but several of our readers started using consumer SSDs in small scale enterprise environments several years ago. Because of that, we still publish these enterprise numbers.

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