|SSD Benchmark Tests: SATA IDE vs AHCI Mode|
|Articles - Featured Guides|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 15 April 2010|
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JMicron: HD-Tune Speed
Although HD-Tune is a single-threaded application that cannot offer deep queue depth, it does offer a basic interpretation of linear bandwidth speed. Despite the limitations, we've included this test to provide an additional perspective into our research.
Using the WD SiliconEdge-Blue Solid State Drive, sequential bandwidth speed and operational performance tests were conducted on the JMicron JMF612 SSD controller with HD-Tune 4.01:
JMicron JMF612 SSD Read Speed on ICH10 AHCI
JMicron JMF612 SSD Read Speed on ICH10 IDE
JMicron Read Speed Summary
Average AHCI read speed: 171.1 MB/s. Average IDE read speed: 189.5 MB/s. Favored SATA controller interface for JMicron SSD read speeds: Intel ICH10 IDE-Mode with a 18.4 MB/s advantage.
JMicron JMF612 SSD Write Speed on ICH10 AHCI
JMicron JMF612 SSD Write Speed on ICH10 IDE
JMicron Write Speed Summary
Average AHCI write speed: 90.2 MB/s. Average IDE write speed: 92.8 MB/s. Favored SATA controller interface for Indilinx SSD write speeds: Intel ICH10 IDE-Mode with a 2.6 MB/s advantage.
JMicron HD-Tune Summary
HD-Tune bandwidth speed benchmarks report basic single-threaded performance in favor of IDE-mode over AHCI on the JMicron controller. Read speeds were much faster when tested in IDE-mode, while write performance was equally poor on the JMicron controller in either mode.