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Intel X25-M, round 2 : 10 SSDs compared
by Marc Prieur
Published on August 27, 2009

File copying
This brings us to file copying. We measure reading and writing of diverse groups of files. These groups were composed of:

- A collection of large files: 6 files (on average 2.2 GB) totalling 13.2 GB
-Medim sized: 7.96 GB of 10,480 files (each averaging 796 KB)
-Small sized: 2.86 GB of 68,184 files (each averaging 44 KB)

The source or target of reading or writing on the drive was a RAID of three VelociRaptor 150 GB drives.

Reading large files the X25-M scores over a hugely impressive 240 MB /s plus! Note however that once the size of files falls, performance drops back to a level comparable to other drives and not very far off a standard hard drive.

Write speeds are the weak point on this Intel SSD. Happily however although speeds for large files are slow, performance with small files is ok.

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