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Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update (Page 7)

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

EVEREST Random Access Time

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Everest Ultimate and Corporate Edition offer several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

Read Tests

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

Here we see that the read access times have been reduced with the latest firmware by a small margin.

Write Tests

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

Bingo! The biggest difference between the new and old firmware for the X25-M can be found in the write access times. We see that the Kingston SSDNow drive is running right where SSDs should.

Let's see how all of these synthetic benchmarks relate to real world applications.

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