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SSD Decoder Ring - an SSD comparison guide (Rev 3.0)

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Part 1 of 3 - Intel, Sandforce

In the process of conducting my SSD research and reviews, I have compiled a bit of a rough spreadsheet to help me sort through the mish mash of various SSD models.  A while ago it occurred to me this would be greatly helpful to our readers, so I polished it up into a more coherent and easily searchable reference.

This is largely a work in progress, and I will be continuously updating this chart as new drives are released and tested.  Feel free to bookmark this page for your future reference.  So without further delay, here is what you've all been looking for!

Note: You can also reach this page by surfing to the direct link: http://www.pcper.com/ssd.

Since posting this table, I have added a page to help guide you in your selection.  See page 3 of this article for the goods.

*** First Release *** (June 2009)




Initial release.

*** Rev 2 *** (Jan 2010)




Added additional form factors
(PCI-e).  Many new entries, nearly doubling the entries
over the original list.  Added a column detailing the support and/or
availability of TRIM enabled firmware.  Split the table into 2 parts as
it was not rendering properly in some browsers.




*** Rev 2.3 *** (Feb 2010) 

Corrected SSDNow V+ 1st gen (incorrectly listed as Indilinx).

Corrections to some Samsung part numbers.

Added Micron, Sandforce, Toshiba.

Added Kingston SSDNow V and V+ 2nd gen series.

*** Rev 3.0 *** (Jul 2010)

Added many Sandforce units (incl. OCZ RevoDrive)

Added several higher capacities marketed since last update

Added some missing review links

Added Z-Drive R2

Added Mushkin, Western Digital, Patriot

Added Phison controller and drives

Expanded to 3 table pages

Corrected Kingston M Series G2 part numbers 

Size Controller Make Model L/C War Cap Part
Number
Read Write TRIM
 

2.5" Intel G1

Review
1


(initial)

Review
2


(slow down)

Review
3


(firmware)

Intel X25-M MLC 3 80 SSDSA2MH080G1 250 70 NO
160 SSDSA2MH160G1
X25-E SLC 3 32 SSDSA2SH032G1 250 170
64 SSDSA2SH064G1
Kingston SSDNow

M Series

(G1)
MLC 3 80 SNM125-S2/80GB 250 70 NO
160 SNM125-S2/160GB
SSDNow

E Series

SLC 3 32 SNE125-S2/32GB 250 170
64 SNE125-S2/64GB
Intel
G2

Review 1

(160GB G2)

Review 2

(roundup)

Review 3

(G2 TRIM)

Intel X25-V MLC 3 40 SSDSA2MP040G2
(R5)
170 40 YES

(02HD)
X25-M
G2
80 SSDSA2MH080G2
(01/C1/R5)
250 70
160 SSDSA2MH160G2
(01/C1/R5)
250 100
Kingston SSDNow

V Series

(G1)
MLC 3 40 SNV125-S2/40GB 170 40 NO*

YES
SSDNow

M Series

(G2)
80 SNM225-S2/80GB 250 70 YES

(02HD)
160 SNM225-S2/160GB 250 70
 

Size Controller Make Model L/C War Cap Part
Number
Read Write TRIM
 

2.5" Sandforce

Review 1

(Vertex 2 Pro)

Review 2

(Vertex LE)

Review 3

(Roundup)

Review 4

(Extended

capacity FW)

Corsair
Force
(series)


F100

MLC

3

100

CSSD-F100GB2-BRKT 285

275

YES

200

CSSD-F200GB2-BRKT

Force
(series)


F120

(extended capacity FW)

60

CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 285

275

YES

120

CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT
240

CSSD-F240GB2-BRKT
G.Skill
Phoenix

MLC

3

100 FM-25S2S-100GBP1 285

275

YES

Phoenix

(extended capacity FW)

MLC

3

60

FM-25S2S-60GBP1

285

275

YES

120

FM-25S2S-120GBP1

240

FM-25S2S-240GBP1

Phoenix
PRO

(extended capacity FW)

MLC

3

60

FM-25S2S-60GBP2

285

275

YES

120

FM-25S2S-120GBP2

240

FM-25S2S-240GBP2

Mushkin
Callisto
MLC

3

60

MKNSSDCL60GB

285

275

YES

120

MKNSSDCL120GB

240

MKNSSDCL240GB

Callisto
Deluxe

MLC

3

60

MKNSSDCL60GB-DX

285

275

YES

120

MKNSSDCL120GB-DX

240

MKNSSDCL240GB-DX

Patriot
Inferno
MLC

5

100

PI100GS25SSDR

285

275

YES

200

PI200GS25SSDR

OCZ Agility 2
MLC

3

50

OCZSSD2-2AGT50G

285

275

YES

100

OCZSSD2-2AGT100G
200

OCZSSD2-2AGT200G
400

OCZSSD2-2AGT400G
Agility 2

(extended capacity FW)

MLC

3

60

OCZSSD2-2AGT60G 285

275

YES

120

OCZSSD2-2AGT120G
240

OCZSSD2-2AGT240G
480

OCZSSD2-2AGT480G
Vertex 2
MLC

3

50

OCZSSD2-2VTX50G

285

275

YES

100

OCZSSD2-2VTX100G

200

OCZSSD2-2VTX200G

400

OCZSSD2-2VTX400G

250

240

Vertex 2

(extended capacity FW)

MLC

3

60

OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

285

275

YES

120

OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G

240

OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G

480

OCZSSD2-2VTXE480G

250

240

Vertex 2 Pro
MLC 3 50 OCZSSD2-2VTXP50G

285 275

YES
100

OCZSSD2-2VTXP100G

200

OCZSSD2-2VTXP200G

400

OCZSSD2-2VTXP400G

Vertex
LE
MLC

3 50

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE50G 270 250 YES
100

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE100G
200

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE200G
Vertex LE

(extended capacity FW)

MLC

3

60

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE60G

270

250

YES

120

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE120G

240

OCZSSD2-1VTXLE240G

Vertex EX

SLC

3

60

OCZSSD2-1VTXEX60G

240

145

YES

120

OCZSSD2-1VTXEX120G

PCIe

Sandforce x2

Review
OCZ
RevoDrive
MLC

3

120

OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120

540

480

NO

240

OCZSSDPX-1RVD0240

April 28, 2012 | 05:01 PM - Posted by Jordan (not verified)

I don;t know if you've noticed but on this page the chart doesnt fit in the "content" area

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/SSD-Decoder-Ring-SSD-comparison-gui...

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