Pump up the volume; pump up the IOPs? The performance scaling of larger SSDs
Subject: Storage | October 20, 2011 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ssd, Corsair Force Series, Crucial m4, Intel 320. Intel 510
We know that there are several reasons that larger SSDs perform better than their smaller compatriots. More flash memory means more channels for the data to traverse, which has a very noticeable effect on SATA 6Gb/s drives. The Tech Report demonstrates just how effective a larger SSD can be, with 10 SSDs ranging from 120GB up to 300GB as well as having a healthy mix of different 25nm flash and a variety of controllers. As you'd expect Sandforce continues their dominance by simultaneously offering better performance and a lower cost than Intel's SSDs. Of course, the stability and durability of those drives is a hot topic right now.
"Fresh from rounding up a collection of the latest 120-128GB solid-state drives, we've turned our attention to a pack of 240-300GB models to see how SSD performance scales as one climbs the capacity ladder."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Corsair Force 3 60GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- OCZ RevoDrive 1TB SSD Review @ The SSD Review
- OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB Solid State Drive @ Tweaktown
- Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB @ techPowerUp
- ADATA S511 60GB 6Gb/sec Solid State Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! @ TechARP
- SilverStone Treasure TS07 USB 3.0 Enclosure @ Benchmark Reviews
- Synology DiskStation DS211j NAS Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Synology DiskStation DS712+ and DX510 @ Legion Hardware
- ynology DS411+II 4-Bay Desktop NAS Server @ Tweaktown
- Lacie 2big Network 2 Review @ TechwareLabs
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