Sequential Read/Write Speed

Using the latest build of Iometer I ran a 3 minute long 2MB sequential write test over the entire span of the drive. The results reported are in average MB/s over the entire test length:

2MB Sequential Write - MB/s

Sequential write speed is completely unaffected by the drop in capacity. The 50GB $229 OWC Mercury Extreme performs just as well as the 100GB version from OWC or OCZ. The three also happen to be the fastest SSDs I've tested at this point in terms of sequential write speed.

2MB Sequential Read - MB/s

Sequential read speed is also unaffected. There's absolutely no drop in performance here when you go to the smaller capacity. This is why OWC states that the 50GB drive performs just as well as the 100GB and 200GB drives. The next page will show you why that's a false statement.

Index Random Read/Write Speed


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  • iwodo - Friday, February 26, 2010 - link

    LOL, when i read it you makes it sounds like a new build is finally out. Reply
  • nerdtalker - Friday, February 26, 2010 - link

    Awesome review Anand! Great read as always.

    Strange that they wouldn't let you open the drive. I had always wondered whether particular vendors were more or less controlling about that kind of thing. Wonder if this one also has a supercap inside.
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Friday, February 26, 2010 - link

    It doesn't have a supercap and it's the same controller as the Vertex LE. I just got the distinct impression that they want this thing in a condition fit for resale (which is a bad idea imho).

    Take care,
  • Xtrafresh - Saturday, February 27, 2010 - link

    maybe they just want it in that condition so they can send the next reviewer the same sample as a representative of a purchhased drive?

    Great review Anand, exciting stuff. Now if only the prices would start coming down a bit...

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