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ADATA SX300 256GB mSATA SSD Review - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance

ADATA SX300 256GB mSATA SSD Review
Today we did deep and take a close look at ADATA's SX300 256GB mSATA SSD. It uses new IMFT 20nm flash, but is that a good thing?
| mSATA in Storage | Posted: Aug 7, 2013 2:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: ADATA

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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HD Tune Pro uses compressible data, we'll look at incompressible data later in the review. With 64KB blocks, the SX300 256GB does really well reading data across the span of the drive.

 

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Writing compressible data going across the span of the drive the SX300 has no problem writing above 400MB/s.

 

 

HD Tach - Sequential Performance after Random Writes

 

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After a consumer appropriate amount of random writes to the drive, we ran HD Tack to see performance loss with sequential writes. The SX300 256GB drops down to just less than 150 MB/s in a few places.

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