Zalman N series 128GB SSD review

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SSD Performance HD Tune PRO | AS SSD Benchmark

HD Tune Pro 4.5

HD Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives in search for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figured coming from the storage unit.

Zalman N series SSD

First off, a file test. We fire off 64MB of data comprising out of sizes ranging from 0,5 KB to 8 MB. Check it out. As you can see once we pass 32KB file size, the drive kicks in hard marching onwards to  270MB/sec. Maximum peak writes are roughly ~260 MB/sec, this is 100% on par performance.

Zalman N series SSD

In HDTune we average out roughly 200MB/sec, okay performance could be a tad snappier,  not up-to par to what you'd expect. It's a little relative to this test though. Your Average HDD would do 45-65 MB/sec here, with a WD VelociRaptor topping is off just over 100~120 MB/sec.

Zalman N series SSD

Once we start to measure write performance we see figures reach a continued write performance averaging out at roughly 146 MB/sec. That's a little bit on the low side for a SF1200 product. We have seen this behavior with many SandForce based products and this test suite in particular.

Zalman N series SSD

The latest edition of HD Tune Pro allows random access read and write testing, a feature not available in other software tools. And this is certainly interesting to observe as that is just lovely performance. The 1 MB reads reached 257 MB/sec in reads.

Zalman N series SSD

Overall good write IOPS performance. We get 193MB/sec on 1MB file writes returned. Could be a tad better, but not bad.

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