HD Tach 3.01


Western Digital Raptor 150GB
Our HD Tach test results heavily favor the MTRON unit in all aspects except the burst rates. The MTRON's sustained transfer rate of 108.5MB/sec is about 43% better than the WD Raptor drive at 75.5MB/sec. The biggest difference is the MTRON drive holds the 108MB/sec transfer rate across the entire drive while the Raptor progressively decreases to around 52MB/sec at the end of the drive. The previous MTRON STR results were 95.1MB/sec, which is about 13% slower than the new drive. The burst rates of the Raptor at 128.8MB/sec are slightly higher than the 115.7MB/sec rates on the MTRON drive, but burst rates are not nearly as large of a factor as other indicators. Access times greatly favors the MTRON drive at .1ms compared to 8.4ms on the Raptor drive.

HD Tune 2.54


Western Digital Raptor 150GB

The difference is slightly lower overall with HD Tune versus HD Tach, but the story remains the same. In our HD Tune test, the Raptor's sustained transfer rate of 72.1MB/sec is around 30% lower than the MTRON MSP 7000 SSD drive at 102.8MB/sec. More importantly is the fact that the MTRON drive again holds the 102MB/sec transfer rate across the entire drive while the Raptor progressively decreases to 50.4MB/sec at the end of the drive. The previous MTRON STR results were 90.8MB/sec, which is about 12% slower than the new drive. The burst rates of the Raptor at 100.6MB/sec are about 12% better compared to the MTRON unit. Access time greatly favors the MTRON.

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  • k270kmh - Saturday, January 19, 2008 - link

    Hi everyone,

    I bought two Mtron MOBI3000 SSD and put them in RAID0 on my Asus Maximus Formula(X38), the PROBLEM is that the system BIOS needs 45seconds to recognize the Hds(DELAY/HANG). If I put in single mode IDE, it works without any problems or delay.

    I would like to know:
    1- Does the MOBI3000 work with ARECA1231ML? if yes I will buy the controller to end with the DELAY problem.
    2- Which is the fastest? X38 with ARECA1231ML MOBI3000 RAID0 or 780i MOBI3000 RAID0?
    3- Is there a DELAY or HANG with 780i and MOBI3000 or PROs? ? ?

    Thank you guys
  • cheesefry - Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - link

    Does anyone know if Intel will have this cap issue sorted out in their x48 motherboards? I'm set on buying the Mtron SSD but I don't want to get an i680... Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - link

    Why cant I have something that performs like this but costs less... all I want is 8 gigs... just enough for XP, a 2 gig pagefile, and maybe one game. Though I guess just having a separate system drive with a fast swapfile is all that is really needed... Reply
  • aperson2437 - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - link

    The whole computer industry will be thrilled when the hard drive becomes extinct like the dinosaur. Can't wait. Hopefully the last hard drives come out of factories within the next 3-5 years. People want ultra reliable, long lasting, superfast storage drives. Hopefully, companies like Mtron will bring them to market. People that manage PCs and servers all over the world will LOVE IT !! Reply
  • Zak - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - link

    What I'm wondering is how much longer would a laptop run on batteries with one of these versus a regular drive? What would be the real life power savings?

  • gochichi - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - link

    My main problem with Crysis isn't that i have to wait a bit for it to load, it's that once it loads it's a friggin slide show.

    I think that once prices become reasonable, for instance, $250 for 32GB it would be a very interesting upgrade for a lot of people. But until then, it's just not worth it. I'd rather get overkill on just about any other component before spending $1000+ on 32GB of hard drive.

    Particularly seeing as my main hard drive concern is not having enough space, and I have 820GB on my computer.

    I think that this is the kind of thing that I might buy "b/c waiting is so annoying" and then 5 days later, I'd be used to it and think, why the heck did I waste this kind of money? Hard drives may be slow, but they just don't seem to bottle neck all that much. That and/or everything is designed with this limitation in mind... so you get a nice load up screen etc.

    It's kind of like if you had a Civic Hybrid for $50,000 ... yeah fuel savings are great, but better to get a regular Civic b/c the break even point is 40 years down the road if ever.

    Before getting this, I'd get 8GB of RAM and a RAPTOR... and from my basement I'd grab my 15,000RPM SCSI hard drive.

  • warezme - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - link

    thats all I hear, plus some square thingy pictures..., until capacities reach at LEAST! 150GB and you don't have to mortgage your house to get it., Raptors and HD's have nothing to worry about..., the end. Reply
  • RyanVM - Monday, December 3, 2007 - link

    I'd love to see how this drive stacks up to the Raptor when compiling C++ code. That's a very disk-intensive activity. What do you guys say? Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - link

    Nope Reply
  • knowom - Monday, December 3, 2007 - link

    "That still comes out to $37.50 per GB of storage - about what you pay for current good DDR2-800 memory!"


    ....can buy 2GB DDR 667 for less than that shipping included

    It's a damn shame gigabyte or someone else wouldn't make external sata-II enclosure that supports a ton of 2GB ddr2 dimms like anywhere from 16 to 32 dimms that just connected into a pci/pci-e card if the pci/pci-e slot itself it'd be heck of a lot faster and probably cheaper at the same time it's kinda pathetic.

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