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Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD Single & RAID Review

Author: AkG
Date: December 22, 2010
Product Name: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD
Part Number: MKNSSDCL40GB-DX
Warranty: 3 yr.
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Real World Data Transfers


No matter how good a synthetic benchmark like IOMeter or PCMark is, it can not really tell you how your hard drive will perform in “real world” situations. All of us here at Hardware Canucks strive to give you the best, most complete picture of a review item’s true capabilities and to this end we will be running timed data transfers to give you a general idea of how its performance relates to real life use. To help replicate worse case scenarios we will transfer a 4.00GB contiguous RAR file and a folder containing 49 subfolders with a total 2108 files varying in length from 20mb to 1kb (1.00 GB total).

Testing will include transfer to and transferring from the devices, timing each process individually to provide an approximate Read and Write performance. To then stress the dive even more we will then make a copy of the large file to another portion of the same drive and then repeat the process with the small one. This will test the drive to its limits as it will be reading and writing simultaneously. Here is what we found.






Well that makes it official! The Callisto Deluxe is the fastest 40GB SSD we have ever looked at. In every single test we threw at it, the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB was at worse the equal of its competition…yet costs significantly LESS than those other drives. This really is a classic example of how to break into a market! Colour us EXTREMELY impressed and all our fears and concerns of corner cutting are now officially laid to rest.

Sadly we were less than impressed by the RAID 0 results. To be honest, we were not surprised in the least by the mostly poor performance of the RAID 0 array. The increase latency with slightly lowered small file performance just adds up to lowered performance in anything other than sequential performance.
 
 
 

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