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what is the best 60GB ssd ?

Discussion in 'Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Flash Storage' started by fantomasz, Jul 8, 2011.

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  1. fantomasz

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    Samsung 470 64GB or Crucial M4 64GB.
     
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    The Vertex doesn't feel slow, does it?
     
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    The Vertex 1 feels to me like a modern SSD... fast.
     
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    I thought that newer ssd wil be even faster
    my windows score give me 7.1

    this is my vertex

    [​IMG]
     
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    I used my Vertex 1 32 GB for nearly a year, then upgraded to my 320 series 160 GB...just as fast.
     
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    Newer drives will be faster in synthetic benchmarks.

    To the normal user it will feel similar though.
     
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    Your 4K writes look slow to me (at least compared to a more modern SSD like the M4)... I think this would make a big difference in the general feeling of 'zippness' and bootup (I'd read that 4/8K writes are important when booting)... it may be that your drive just needs to be securely wiped in order to restore performance - but i've only recently got into the SSD game, so someone else will know much more about that than me.
     
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    Englishcoder is right, 4K write should be higher.
    OCZ Vertex 120GB v1.10 MLC SSD Review - CrystalDiskMark v2.2 - Legit Reviews

    Small correction though, 4K writes don't really affect booting. They do affect things like installation, file copies and multi-tasking.

    The lower 4K write performance might be caused by mis alignment, write caching, wrong AHCI setting or chipset problems.
     
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    Heres my Samsung 470 64Gb bench marked today, very consistent. :cool:

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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 253.153 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 180.168 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 200.376 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 198.634 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 18.068 MB/s [ 4411.2 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 45.588 MB/s [ 11130.0 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 131.528 MB/s [ 32111.3 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 46.914 MB/s [ 11453.5 IOPS]

    Test : 50 MB [C: 40.0% (23.9/59.6 GB)] (x3)
    Date : 2011/07/11 8:59:16
    OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

    Cheers
    3Fees :)
     
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    how to check all these
     
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    Easy way:
    Download AS SSD benchmark tool, open it and take a screenshot of the main window.
    (do not run the actual benchmark)
     
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    like namaiki said, AS-SSD.

    did you apply any 'tweaks'?
     
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    Can you run these tests using 100MB (rather than 50MB), as the seq write, and random write 512K - seem very good (much better than M4 64GB from what i've seen)
     
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    Samsung 470 64GB SSD

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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 251.860 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 176.312 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 195.019 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 181.572 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 17.378 MB/s [ 4242.6 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 42.563 MB/s [ 10391.3 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 129.362 MB/s [ 31582.4 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 42.858 MB/s [ 10463.4 IOPS]

    Test : 100 MB [C: 40.8% (24.3/59.6 GB)] (x3)
    Date : 2011/07/12 12:53:32
    OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

    WEI Score for primary hard disk : 7.6

    Cheers
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    Cheers 3Fees.

    The samsung 64GB has excellent seq and random 512K writes (M4 is limited to around 100MB/s), but M4 read speeds are much better, and M4 Q32 is better... so possibly a tricky decision to make.

    However, my recommendation for this thread would be to get a 128GB drive (I think 64GB drives are just too small), and there the M4 shines.
     
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