Intel X25-E Extreme SSD Benchmarks On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 24 February 2009 at 08:24 AM EST. Page 8 of 8. 16 Comments.

In our last test we have the Flexible IO Tester where we executed a sample Intel IOMeter File Server Access Pattern. It took the Seagate 7200RPM notebook hard drive 88 seconds to complete this sample disk access pattern, but the Intel X25-E had needed just 21 seconds.

We witnessed an exceptional level of performance with the Intel X25-E Extreme SSD on Linux when running IOzone and the Flexible IO Tester, but in most of the real-world tests, the solid-state drive hadn't performed much better than the Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 16MB cache notebook hard drive. With Parallel BZIP2 compression and Bork File Encryption were the two areas where the SATA 2.0 Intel SSD began performing very well in real Linux tests. Using 8GB writes in IOzone, the Intel X25-E 32GB SSD was running at 202MB/s with 234MB/s reads. During all of our testing we had used the default EXT3 file-system with Ubuntu, which is not optimized for SSD usage. In the coming days we may deliver results from the Intel X25-E using the EXT4 and Btrfs file-systems. Also beneficial about the Intel X25-E SSD is the lower power consumption and longer rated life expectancy compared to HDDs. However, if you are interested in this drive, it will set you back over $400 USD for just 32GB of storage.

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