ADATA XPG SX910 128GB Solid State Drive
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:31 pm
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The bolded sentence doesn't make any sense. You are measuring reading, not writing speed, hence there is no wiping. The reason that the drive is slower at the beginning is because there IS some data.Our first HD Tune scan showed subpar performance in the first 50GB of the disk which was where our real world test suite was imaged (even though the partition was erased, the data was still there). SSDs require partially or fully populated blocks to be wiped before being overwritten, so naturally this portion of the drive measured slower.
1. Firstly, the average speed doesn't matter measured this way. Secondly, this is absolutely NOT indicative of what to expect after using drive for some time! Is is the opposite, actually. The graph show the speed of drive after formatting, who the hell uses drive in this state? The real performance of drive is drive filled with different data.We then formatted the drive completely, and in doing so, executed the TRIM command over the entire drive to wipe all its blocks to clear the way for new data. The average transfer speed dropped to a much more consistent 274 MB/s and access time increased by about 71%, but this more indicative of what to expect after using the drive for some time.
Sometimes they make odd electrical noises which are quite noticeable.rpsgc wrote:Am I the only one who finds this a bit... odd? SSD are already inherently silent.
My thoughts exactly, I mean there are so many other products I would rather see an review of at silentpcreview than SSDs (which must be the least noisy unit in a pc, electrical noise or not)...rpsgc wrote:Am I the only one who finds this a bit... odd? SSD are already inherently silent.