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Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer from Apr 15, 2009 @ 6:59 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Kingston

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00

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 been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

Read Tests

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

The read performance of the Kingston with the latest firmware shows little change from the old firmware that was used on our first X25-M tests. The X25-M is still one of the fastest drives we have ever tested.

Write Tests

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

Write transfer tests once again show little change between the Kingston drive with the updated firmware and the Intel with the old firmware.

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