Eee PC 900 SSD is slow

Eee PC 900 SSD is slow

EeeUser Forums have tested the read/write speeds of the solid state drives (SSDs) shipping with the EeePC 900 and found one of them to be lacking in performance.

The EeePC 900 comes with two SSDs: a 4GB one with the operating system and a 8GB (XP) or 16GB (Linux) one for your data – they system drive performed adequately (faster than the older EeePC 700) but the data drive was slower than a retiree in an oldsmobile “out for a leisurely drive”.

Head on over to EeeUser forums for their full testing results, and don’t go planning on using that 8/16GB SSD for efficient dual booting.

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Mtron claims fastest SSD ever

Mtron claims fastest SSD ever

It seems like we have new solid state drives (SSDs) coming out weekly, and the latest one from Mtron also claims to be the fastest SSD ever.

The Pro 7500 series SSDs from Mtron are said to have a read speed of up to 130MBps and a write speed of up to 120MBps through a SATA II interface in capacities from 32GB to 128GB.

It’s great that they’re speedy but what is the point of speedy when they are so costly that no average joe can afford one. Wake me up when the prices drop.

Full press release follows.

Mtron claims fastest SSD ever (via akihibaranews)
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Memoright 32GB SSD reviewed

Memoright 32GB SSD reviewed

Toms Hardware has reviewed the Memoright 32GB solid state disk (SSD).

Here’s what they thought of it:

“The benchmark results for the Memoright flash SSDs (we used four 32-GB models MR25.2-032S) speak for themselves. A sequential throughput of 115 MB/s is a new record for flash-based drives, and Memoright even managed to sustain almost the same throughput for write operations as well. I/O performance is stellar and the drive’s power consumption is lower than the power requirements of the direct competitor, the Mtron Flash SSD. The only benchmark sections where it cannot beat everything else is the PCMark05 Windows XP startup benchmark and the IOmeter Webserver benchmark. In every other test, Memoright slaps the other drive manufacturers in the face by providing bone-crushing storage performance. Server administrators should especially study the benchmark results carefully, as we’re talking about many hundreds to thousands of I/O operations per second on an individual drive.”

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OCZ 64GB SATA II SSD reviewed

OCZ 64GB SATA II SSD reviewed

Trusted Reviews has reviewed the 2.5″ 64GB SATA II solid state drive (SSD) from ocz.

Here’s what they thought:

“It’s the same story when we look at the PCMark scores – the SSD simply trounces the competition – and our own more subjective tests also backed this up. Quite simply, this is the fastest drive we’ve ever tested, and by a long way. It’ll be interesting to see how Western Digital’s new VelociRaptor compares as it looks like this is the only hard drive that stands a chance of competing with this (and no doubt many upcoming) SSD. Even considering the cost, this is a tempting proposition.

The OCZ 64GB SATA II SSD is undoubtedly very expensive and won’t even be worth considering for most. However, if you do have deep pockets and want the ultimate performance from your desktop or notebook, then this drive is the way to go.”

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