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SanDisk X210 Business Class 256GB SSD Consumer Review - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance

SanDisk X210 Business Class 256GB SSD Consumer Review
SanDisk's new X210 solid state drive fills the need for business notebooks and read intensive servers use including server operating system loads. (NASDAQ:SNDK)
By: | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SanDisk

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 and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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We expected the X210 to score a bit less than the Extreme II with the increased overhead for checks, but that wasn't the case for sequential reads. The X210's average sequential read of 474.8 MB/s is only 1 MB/s slower than the score of the Extreme II 256GB.

 

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The sequential write performance is around 20 MB/s slower on the X210, but as you can see, the 418 MB/s sequential write speed is still very high when compared to the fastest consumer SSDs on the market today. The X210 still retains its same tight grouping between minimum and maximum performance though before getting hit with random writes.

 

 

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

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After peppering the X210 with a realistic amount of random writes for a client workload, the sequential write performance flutters, but doesn't drop to sub-100 MB/s levels like some of the other drives on the market today. This means your drive will still feel fast after heavy client use.

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