SSD Roundup has you envious of all the speediness

by Rafael Hernandez on April 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Given the number of Solid State Drives on the market today you can be forgiven for being confused as to what drive performs better than the other and sports the appropriate features such as TRIM support.

The Tech Report comes through with a roundup of some of the newest SSDs on the market and they do their usual thorough job of poking and prodding them to get some nice benchmark results:

Rather than using capacity or chip counts to predict performance, we can get a sense of things by looking at the only common performance specifications published for all four drives: the maximum read- and write-speed ratings. Corsair has the lead on paper, with the Nova boasting faster ratings than the rest of the pack. The SSDNow and SiliconEdge sit in a sort of tie for second place; the Kingston drive claims faster writes, and the WD promises quicker reads.

Trusting manufacturer spec sheets for true performance is a silly thing to do, although there is some merit to what they claim this time around.

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