Feeds
90%
Samsung 256GB SSD

Samsung PB22-J 256GB SSD

Our new favourite solid-state drive

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

When we transferred 2GB of files within each drive, the Samsung managed the task in 23.9 seconds - 12 seconds faster than the Intel and twice as fast as the OCZ. Things get a bit more complicated when we transferred files between drives as we have already seen that the Intel SSD has a slow write speed. This led to the interesting result that it took longer to write 2GB of files to the Intel SSD than it did to the WD Caviar hard drive.

2GB File Transfer Results

Samsung 256GB SSD - 2GB File Copy

Time in Seconds
Shorter bars are better

Now that we've seen a handful of SSDs in action, it's clear that the Intel X25-M is somewhat slower than we first appreciated and presents a significant bottleneck when it is allied to a second SSD.

2GB File Transfer Results

Samsung 256GB SSD - 2GB File Copy

Time in Seconds
Shorter bars are better

Reading 2GB of data from the Intel SSD to the OCZ and Samsung SSDs took 19 seconds for both drives. There was only one second separating the OCZ and Samsung when we transferred data from the WD Caviar.

2GB File Transfer Results

Samsung 256GB SSD - 2GB File Copy

Time in Seconds
Shorter bars are better

Previously, we were impressed by the speed of OCZ Apex but sounded a note of caution as its performance is quite variable. By contrast, the Samsung is as fast as heck and appears to be flawless while also delivering enough capacity to be useful in the real world. There are few of us who could stomach a drive with 80GB or 120GB of capacity in a laptop or PC, but a 250GB main drive is entirely plausible.

2GB File Duplication on Drive

Samsung 256GB SSD - 2GB File Copy

Time in Seconds
Shorter bars are better

Now, we know what you’re wondering: these tests were carried out on a clean Windows Vista PC but how do these new fangled SSDs perform in the real world?

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.