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Old May 18, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Default Intel x25-v 40GB SSD RAID benchmark results

Hey guys, I recently grabbed a few 40GB SSDs for my new system, and figure I share the benchies.

Here is what I dropped my savings account into recently for some major upgrades.

3x Western Digital VelociRaptor 160GB 10000RPM Enterprise Version
2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD
1x Intel X25-M 80GB SSD

I've decided to use 2x40GB SSDs in RAID0 as my OS drive, and 3xVRs in RAID0 for the main storage.

Before I installed anything, I benched marked these drives fresh out of the box; No formatting done, no partitions made.
*All benching is done with the Asus Commando motherboard with the ICH8R controller+Q6600@stock.
*All RAID-0 volumes are set with 128KB strip size.
*HD Tune Pro 3.50 Benchmarked with 2MB Block size, with medium high accuracy.
*This set of benchmarks are the Intel SSDs with new updated firmware.

Single Intel X25-V 40GB SSD


Single Intel X25-V 40GB SSD Random Access
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Single Intel X25-M 80GB SSD


Single Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Random Access


2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD RAID-0


2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD RAID-0 Random Access


2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD + 1x Intel X25-M 80GB SSD RAID-0


2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD + 1x Intel X25-M 80GB SSD RAID-0 Random Acess




3x Western Digital VelociRaptor 160GB RAID-0


3x Western Digital VelociRaptor 160GB RAID-0 Access Time



2x Intel X25-V 40GB SSD RAID-0 running Windows 7


In conclusion:
2x Intel x25-V 40GB SSD in RAID-0 owns 3x WD VR 160GB 10kRPM RAID-0

Other thoughts:
The 40GB SSDs performed astonishingly well. The sustained read was much higher than the advertised speed of 170MB/s. In fact, its read speed is almost exactly the same as the 80GB version.

For those who are thinking of getting an SSD, I say DO IT. Once you use an SSD on your computer, you will fall in love with it. I went from 4x80GB RAID-0 to 2x40GB SSD RAID-0, and the difference like like going from a P4 to an i7. Yes you read it right. P4 to an i7.

PS. This is what it takes to top off the Windows 7 HDD Experiance Index :D


Please comment, and if you have similar builds, share your benchies!
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Old May 18, 2010, 12:49 PM
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from performance testing that has been done on the XS forums...try a 16k stripe (reccomended by intel for SSDs)
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Old May 18, 2010, 02:38 PM
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thank for the raid reads, but your first intel read seems way to high 260mb that's kinda high don't ya think i don't have any V40gb right now but they never bench that high they hit just over 200 most of the time.
edit hdtune is really only good to check it's close to where it should be. jmo you should run some asssd benchies thanks
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