By November 23, 2013

SSD Face-off

SSD Face-offHaving a go at doing an SSD face-off with three lower priced SSDs in a typical PC setup. All three SSDs are tested on the same platform in an IDE set up. From the expensive Kingston SSDnow 100 V, to the considerably cheaper Toshiba Q Series Pro and including the OCZ Vertex Plus R2 for good measure we see that money isn’t everything when it comes to picking up an SSD.

Kingston SSDNow V+100 Specs

  • Form Factor – 2.5″
  • Interface – SATA 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Capacities – 64GB, 96GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Dimensions – 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight – 128 – 151 grams
  • Storage temperatures – -40 – 85°C
  • Operating temperatures – 0 – 70°C
  • Sequential Read Throughput – 230MB/s
  • Sequential Write Throughput – 180MB/s
  • Power specs – 3.6 W (TYP) Active / 0.05 W (TYP) Idle
  • MTBF – 1,000,000 Hrs

Toshiba Q Series Pro

  • 7mm slim & lightweight design ideal for notebooks and Ultrabooks™
  • Provides faster boot-up speed and reduces wait time
  • Gives you fast access of application and data
  • Consumes less power for energy efficiency
  • Quiet operation without moving parts
  • Resistance to vibration and shock
  • Includes free downloadable NTI Echo data migration software2
  • 3-year limited warranty included
  • Capacity: 128GB1
  • Interface: SATA3.0
  • Interface Transfer Rate4: 6Gb/s
  • Average Sequential Read: 554 MB/s
  • Average Sequential Write: 512 MB/s
  • Size (in): 3.94 (L) X 2.75(W) X 0.27(H)
  • Size (mm): 100.0(L) x 69.85(W) x 7.0(H)
  • Weight: 53 g or 1.9 oz (512GB/256GB); 49 g or 1.7 oz (128GB)

OCZ Vertex Plus R2

  • 2.5 Inch
  • SATA II (3 Gbit/S.)
  • MLC
  • 128 MB Cache
  • 1,500,000 Hours MTBF
  • 101 grams
  • 180 MB/s Read
  • 80 MB/s Write

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