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Default 16GB SSD benchmarks (STEC vs Runcore) - 01-21-2009, 03:54 AM

I just upgraded my XP Home Mini from the shipped 16GB STEC to a Runcore 16GB (I moved the 16GB STEC to another Mini I bought which had a 4GB SSD) so I decided to benchmark the SSD performance before and after the upgrade.

I imaged the XP Home installation from the STEC drive to the Runcore drive (attached via its micro USB connection) by booting from an Acronis True Image Home 2009 CD and selecting the Clone disk tool.

I used two separate applications: CrystalDiskMark 2.2 and ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.34 on the Mini 9 immediately after a normal boot with each drive. Due to attachment limitations I have only attached the ATTO benchmark screens.

STEC results immediately before the clone operation:

[attachment=1:1a3anjln]STEC 16GB ATTO.png[/attachment:1a3anjln]

CrystalDiskMark text output:
   Sequential Read :   77.638 MB/s
  Sequential Write :   11.598 MB/s
 Random Read 512KB :   70.559 MB/s
Random Write 512KB :    2.590 MB/s
   Random Read 4KB :    9.362 MB/s
  Random Write 4KB :    0.232 MB/s

Runcore results after first boot:

[attachment=0:1a3anjln]Runcore 16GB ATTO.png[/attachment:1a3anjln]

CrystalDiskMark text output:
   Sequential Read :   84.169 MB/s
  Sequential Write :   26.071 MB/s
 Random Read 512KB :   79.542 MB/s
Random Write 512KB :   20.420 MB/s
   Random Read 4KB :   10.959 MB/s
  Random Write 4KB :    1.859 MB/s
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File Type: png Runcore 16GB ATTO.png (11.8 KB, 125 views)

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Default Re: 16GB SSD benchmarks (STEC vs Runcore) - 01-21-2009, 05:47 AM

Is it just me, or do the RunCores seem to be benchmarking higher recently than they did initially? Like they have improved something. Seems like they used to benchmark with a read speed around 70, just below the STEC.. Now the run speed is awesome, well above the STEC. Maybe it's just the 16gb that reads that fast, the write speed on the 16gb model definitely isn't that great. The 64gb drives hit 36+ for write speeds.

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