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Old August 21, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Default Seek for MLC SSD Extreme Performance-CORSAIR CMFSSD-64GBG2D PC/NB dual platform test

SSD ramp up very fast in the past 2 years.
It started from built in NoteBook which was small capacity and average speed (around 30~50 MB/s).
Till now, most brands have 2.5/1.8 individual SSD products for customers to use in PC or NB.
This year, the SSD market competition is very hard, especially performance.

The competition of capacity has stopped recently. 64GB SSD is around 200USD.
As performance, MLC SSD is around 100 MB/s.
So far, some SSD can reading over 200 MB/s and writing 150 MB/s, which as new generation MLC high performance SSD.
Higher performance 64GB is over 200USD and lower performance one is lower 200USD.

SSD has 2 technical spec. which are high stability SLC and fair price MLC.
In the beginning, we could see most SSD were SLC, but now SLC products become less.
The main reason is SLC price is over double of MLC in the same capacity, and the MLC performance is catching up SLC.
Besides, the MLC stability issue also can be solved by new technology.

CORSAIR is one of the Memory leading brand. For SSD products, they have launched some models recently.
CORSAIR SSD has 2 product lines: 1 is Performance and the other is Extreme.
CMFSSD-64GBG2D I got this time is 64GB in Performance series.
CORSAIR provides 2 years warranty.

SSD Looks
2.5, ID is P64, 2 years warranty, official spec is 220/120 MB/s
For higher capacity, CORSAIR P128/P256 official spec is 220/180 MB/s

The case is metal material with brushed aluminum. Looks great.
Its only 80g which is lighter than standard 2.5 HDD (about 100g.

SATA interface can be used with PC or NB.

CORSAIR CMFSSD-64GBG2D internal structure.

Its 64GB version, SAMSUNG 4 channel design and performance is little bit lower than 128GB.
Because of 128GB is 8 channel design, so reading/writing can reach 220/180 MB/s

128MB DRAM is for cache buffer

Left upper side IC is SSD controller chip.
Basically, whole CORSAIR P64 is SAMSUNG structure.

DT PC platform uses GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P
SB is Intel latest ICH10R and I believe the performance can reach very high standard.

CPU: Intel Core i7 950
DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator 2GBX3 DDR3 1866C9D
VGA: MSI N9600GT Diamond
POWER: CORSAIR HX1000W Modular Power Supply
Cooler: Thermaltake V1 AX
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