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Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 7)

Chris Ramseyer | Mar 15, 2011 at 09:12 pm CDT - 1 min, 14 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

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.

Drives with only one or two tests displayed in write the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cached fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron.

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Access times are what give SSDs their great feel when moving between windows and allow for high speed multitasking. We are now measuring speeds in microseconds and at these speeds slight variations don't mean all that much. The V100 has read access times around 2x as high as the V+100, but you wouldn't know it when using the drives in real world tasks. They are both very fast and significant upgrades when compared to platter drives.

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The Toshiba / JMicron controllers suffer from increased write access times when the cache buffer is full. Once the cache fills up the data has to go directly to the controller and access times increase rapidly. In real world tasks this rarely happens, but in intense multitasking it can pop up and your system's response suffers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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