The drives tested on our new storage testbed, has the following system specifications:
The list of SSDs tested are as follows:
The new Intel SSD 520 series will be pitted against the current crop of high-end consumer SSDs. The interesting match ups here will be seeing how the new Intel drive performs against the older SSD 510 series and also both the Kingston and OCZ drives, both of which also use the same SF-2281 controller from SandForce.
We have also included older drives such as the Crucial C300 and even the Intel X25-M, one of the fastest drives in their heyday, to see just how much Intel’s latest has improved upon drives from the past.
The list of benchmarks used are as follows: