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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 08 March 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
WD SiliconEdge-Blue SSD SSC-D0256SC-2100
Features and Specifications
First Look: WD SiliconEdge-Blue
JMicron JMF612 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
ATTO Disk Benchmark
HD Tune Pro Benchmarks
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark Tests
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
WD SiliconEdge-Blue SSD Conclusion

ATTO Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.34 version of the program, but the benchmark is still limited to non-linear samples up to 256MB. ATTO Disk Benchmark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic bandwidth speed performance indicators.

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Our basic bandwidth speed tests begin with the WD SiliconEdge-Blue SSD connected to the integrated Marvell SE9128 3rd-Generation SATA-6.0Gbps adapter, as the ATTO Disk Benchmark tools performs file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. The 256GB model SSC-D0256SC-2100 reveals 245 MBps maximum read speed that peaks at 128KB and plateaus from 256-8192 KB file chunks, and the 186 MBps peak write bandwidth plateaus from 64-8192 KB. The read-from results are extremely close and the write-to speeds surpass the stated 250/170 MBps maximum specified by Western Digital.

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While the WD SiliconEdge-Blue SSD doesn't top our peak-speed bandwidth charts, it easily earns a spot among some of the fastest Solid State Drive products on the market. Based on this information, it appears the JMicron JMF612 processor inside the SiliconEdge-Blue outperforms some of the fastest Indilinx-based SSD.

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Comments 

 
# WD SSC-D0256SC-2100Kruis 2010-03-13 03:06
Amazing! No MLC or SLC mentioned, neither by WD.
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# MLC - It's in the review.Olin Coles 2010-03-13 08:02
This SSD uses MLC technology... it's mentioned in the review on two different pages.
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# In the end, they all come to OCZ support forumJenya 2010-06-14 11:04
IMHO every brand owned by ssd pioneers is mentioned there and supported by OCZ team and fans.
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# Nice Review!Zsolt 2010-07-23 00:54
Nice Review!

I buy into a WD 128 SSD, in spite I don´t like the MLC memory technology that much. This is why I choose WD, because I assume it will be still reliable in 2015. For this I am ready to overlook some performance drops (-10-40% to top performers), because I don´t want to spend 1-2 days on reinstalling all my stuff.
I hope I can put the drive into my Dell Studio 17 without any additonal parts needed.
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# Good driveAndre 2010-11-10 02:35
I replaced my 7200 rpm hdd with one of these bad boys from WD in 128 GB capacity. The computer is much much faster, with peak transfer of 350 MB/s and common numbers over 120 MB/s. I plan on getting more when prices drop.
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