The drives were tested on our new storage testbed, has the following system specifications:
The list of SSDs tested are as follows:
The Transcend SATA III SSD720 will be pitted squarely against the current bumper crop of high-end SSDs, many of which, like the Transcend drive, make use of the same SandForce SF-2281 controller. It'll be interesting to see if the Transcend drive can take on the very competent Intel SSD 520 Series, which is one of the most complete of SSDs we've tested recently. We have also included the Crucial M4 and Intel SSD 510 series, both of which use the Marvell controller, for furhter points of comparison.
The list of benchmarks used are as follows:
AS-SSD benchmark 1.6.4
HD Tune Pro 4.6
Iometer (version 2006.07.27)