With the recent excitement of the second generation SandForce based SSDs released by OCZ, it seems like some were looking to go a lot further with two reviews involving a RAID set up over the past week, one by The SSD Review involving a high end RAID controller and another by Legit Reviews with on-board RAID.
The RAID set up by The SSD Review involves an Areca 1880ix-12 RAID controller, which with the help of 8 x OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 40GB SSDs in RAID 0 delivered an insane peak throughput of 3.6GB/s. The RAID set up by Legit Reviews didn’t go that extreme, but still managed a pretty impressive near 1GB/s throughput with just two Intel 510 series 250GB SSDs in RAID 0 using Asus’ motherboard’s on-board RAID.
To make it easier to tell who each review is by, we now list the publisher of each review. As usual, we only list detailed reviews which include benchmarks such as AS SSD, PC Vantage and so on. Reviews that conduct additional stop-watch based tests such timing Windows booting, Game launches, archive extraction, etc. are flagged with (Real World). Reviews that simply do little other than talk about the SSD, specifications or looks are excluded.
The following are SSD reviews published since our last Review Friday:
- Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB @ TweakTown – 11th March
- Corsair Force 120GB SSD F120 @ PCWorld.in – 8th March – (Realworld)
- OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express (240GB) @ StorageReview – 7th March – (MacBook Air)
- Plextor 128GB M2 Series @ Legit Reviews – 7th March – (RealWorld) (SATA3)
- Intel 510 Series 250 GB @ The SSD Review – 5th March – (SATA3)
- Intel 510 Series 250 GB @ Hot Hardware – 4th March – (SATA3)
- Real World – Includes real world tests, such as boot, app launch, file copy, etc. timings
- SATA3 – SATA 3.0 6Gbps Interface
- MacBook Air – mini PCIe SSD specifically designed to fit MacBook Air
If you came across an SSD review over the past week not listed, please let us know!
Please check back next Friday for the next round of reviews.