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SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review
SanDisk's X210 is the company's flagship offering for business notebook and server operating system use. Today we look at the 512GB model.
| SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 3, 2013 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SanDisk

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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We prefer to look at the performance with data on the drive. Using the 50% of overall NAND flash capacity full, the SanDisk X210 performs well, nearly 40K HDD Marks. The score is respectable for a SSD built for reliability.

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