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SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold S301 128GB w/5.03 FW SSD Review (Page 13)

By Chris Ramseyer on Dec 17, 2012 12:36 am CST
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: SuperSSpeed US

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5

Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

Developer Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

Test Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.

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The SuperSSpeed S301 is a power hungry drive. On the enterprise side power is measured in IOPS per watt, but for consumers idle power plays a more significant role. The S301 does outperform the Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB and OCZ Technology Vertex 4 in the battery test.

PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw

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Here we see why the SuperSSpeed S301 has a difficult time in the battery test. The idle power is higher than just about every other drive in our chart. When reading data the S301 pulls quite a bit of power as well.

I didn't expect to find these results, but this product is a direct conversion from enterprise to consumer.

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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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