Intel's X25-V & Kingston's 30GB SSDNow V Series: Battle of the $125 SSDsby Anand Lal Shimpi on March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST
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Sequential Read/Write Speed
Using the 6-22-2008 build of Iometer I ran a 3 minute long 2MB sequential test over the entire span of the drive. The results reported are in average MB/s over the entire test length:
Read performance is identical between the two value drives. The older SSDNow V Series based on the X25-M is actually a bit slower, perhaps due to its older firmware.
At 41.9MB/s, the X25-V has half the write speed of the 80GB X25-M G2. Kingston's 30GB drive is faster at 52.5MB/s, but we're still slower than the peak sequential transfer rate of a mechanical hard drive or the 80GB X25s.