Motherboard: ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer (Supplied by ASUS)
Processors: Intel 975 EE (Supplied by AVADirect)
Memory: Corsair Dominator 1600 MHz Triple Channel Kit
Graphics Card: Leadtek Quadro FX1700 (Supplied by Leadtek)
Enclosure: Lian Li V2000
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (Supplied by Noctua)
SAS Controller: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i (Supplied by LSI)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate X64
You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.
Today we are looking at the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 256GB solid state drive and compare its performance against some of the more recent SSDs we have tested.
Those of you who have been asking to see Intel X25-M G2 numbers can now stop emailing me. A drive passed through my office and before I let it set sail for Australia it took the opportunity to get a standard round of tests in.
Now that other manufacturers are releasing their next generation flagship models for the performance market, WD will have to use the SiliconEdge Blue to compete with a slew of Indilinx Barefoot controlled drives that have taken over the market. The X25-M is also a player here, but with only 80GB of space I am still holding firm to my belief that it is too small for enthusiasts and notebook users. RAID 0 is still not a very good option for most SSDs since there are not any controllers that are able to pass along the TRIM command.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
In ATTO we see quite a bit of difference between WD's PR write numbers and what we came up with. ATTO is closer to the middle of our testing schedule, but surely the drive has not been hit so hard that the write numbers would take this big of a hit with only a handful of tests being ran before ATTO.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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