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【Performance Test】DRAMeXchange 2011 SSD Performance - SATA2 128GB

Published Jul.14 2011,17:50 PM (GMT+8)

SATA2 128GB SSD ~ DRAMeXchange Annual Review

In this year's annual review of SSD by DRAMeXchange, a research division of Trendforce, we test out 32 different 2.5-inch SSDs, including standard SSDs with affordable prices and high-speed SDDs, which are adopted by medium and small size companies and work stations, with several categories (SATA2 with 60GB and 100GB storage and SATA3 with over 100GB storage.)

List of SATA2 128GB  SSD Prodocts:

Apacer Apacer Turbo AS602 120GB SandForce SF-1222 Active:390mA(Max)
Hynix (Intel) 34nm USD330
G.Skill G.SKILL PHOENIX EVO FM-25S2-115GBPE 115GB SandForce SF-1200 2.25W in operation
0.5W in idle
Micron 25nm USD209.99
G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2 120GB SandForce SF-1200 2W in operation
0.5W in idle
Micron 34nm USD229.99
Intel Intel SSDSA2CW120G3 120GB SandForce SF-1200 Active:150 mW
Idle:100 mW 
IMFT(Intel) 25mn USD250
KingFast KingFast KF2501MCF 120GB SandForce SF-1222 Read:1.15W
Intel 34nm USD215.2
Kingston SV100S2 128GB JMicron JMF618 6.4W in operation
1.0W in idle
Toshiba 32nm USD198
SVP100S2 128GB Toshiba T6UG1XBG 8W in operation
0.05W in idle
Toshiba 32nm USD153
Netac Netac S600 120GB SandForce SF-1200 Read:330 mA
Write:340 mA
Idle:140 mA
Intel 34nm USD259
Netcom Netcom FORESEE 128GB SMI2250 Read:200mA
Intel 25nm USD215.4
Phison PS3105-S5 120GB Phison PS3105-S5 Read:200mA
Toshiba 34nm USD220
PS3105-S5 128GB Phison PS3105-S5 Read:200mA
Toshiba 34nm USD220
Seraphim MLC120GB 120GB Sandforce SF-1222TA3-SBH Active:420mA
Intel 34nm USD 219
Seraphim MLC 240GB 240G Sandforce SF-1222TA3-SBH Active:450mA
Intel 34nm USD 449
SOLIDATA SOLIDATA K8 128GB SandForce SF-1222 Read:1.5W
Micron 25nm USD200
Strontium Strontium SRSSDGM-25 115GB SandForce SF-1222 2250mW Micron 25nm USD201
Transcend Transcend TS128GSSD25S-M 128GB SMI2250 Read/Write/Idle (mA)
429 / 692 / 157
Samsung 35nm USD332.7
Wintec Wintec SSD  120GB Initio   Intel 34nm USD250

AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4013.39530

The new benchmark of SSD is AS SSD Benchmar.This test clearly demonstrates the performance of the SSD under various application environments. We observed the bench with many runs, monitored and analyzed the result, found a rather outstanding performance.

Which one of this sets comes with best read performance?

The answer are Richmax/ SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC 240GB and G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1

You may notice the G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2, KingFast KF2501MCF, SOLIDATA K8, Strontium SRSSDGM-25 and Apacer Turbo AS602 are close to the SATA2 transfer rate limitation, near around 280MB/s.

The top 10 of 120GB SSD sets in this bench, which all use SandForce SF-1222 or SF-1200 chip, even Intel's product also use SandForce solution.

Another notable SSD controller ic is Phison, they come with Toshiba NAND Flash chips, the performance is good. As we know, the formal spec data of Toshiba's NAND Flash is not fast as IM's product, but if your controller ic is well design, you still could make your toshiba chip based SSD runs well.

HDTune Pro v4.60

The average benchmark of HD Tune Pro read and write show the average power of each SSD in daily heavy acess task. It combines high and low read/write performance.

Here comes the winner, Strontium SRSSDGM-25 and Apacer Turbo AS602.

IOMeter V1.1.0rc

This test which make a clear info of each SSD's controller ic power, and the speed, quality of NAND Flash.

The SandForce series chip won the crown of iops, the G.SKILL PHOENIX EVO FM-25S2-115GBPE is the winner.

The 128GB category is the acceptable price range by gamers and enterprise users. Of the 20 varieties of SSDs in the evaluation, we selected 10 products which excel in overall performance, specifications, and have superior product quality. The capacity of these products is suitable for use as the primary hard disk, and their overall system efficiency is also quite impressive. The recommended products are as follows:

The Best SSD of SATA2 128GB

Consider the overall performance, the winner is the Richmax/SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC 240GB (Over 128GB) and G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2.

The follow performance rankings are:

KingFast KF2501MCF

Richmax/ SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC120GB

Netac S600

Apacer Turbo AS602

The Best Price/performance ratio SSD of SATA2 128GB

The winner is the Strontium SRSSDGM-25.