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Zalman N Series SandForce 128GB Solid State Drive (Page 11)

By Chris Ramseyer from Jan 26, 2011 @ 23:06 CST
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Zalman

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

Version and / or Patch Used:6.1
Developer Homepage:http://www.passmark.com
Test Homepage:http://www.passmark.com


Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

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SandForce fancies itself as an enterprise controller manufacturer and with results like these in our server tests we see the enterprise spirit even in the consumer SandForce SSDs. The latest firmware found in the Zalman N Series hasn't changed the server level performance and the Zalman is one heck of a performer at these tasks.

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