May 24, 2011

Benchmark: SSD vs. SATA

System 1: 2007 noteoobk: Toshiba U205-S5067: Core 2 Duo T7200, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HD

System 2: 2011 notebook: Toshiba R830-10P: core i7 2620M, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD

How many times faster is SSD??
Write: 2.50 times faster
Re-write: 2.83 times faster
Read: 3.89 times faster
Seeks/sec: 23.99 times faster


Benchmark results:
System 1: 320GB SATA HD
Write (K/sec): 66608
Re-write (K/sec): 29609
Read (K/sec): 71894
Seeks/sec: 75.4

System 2: 256GB SATA SSD
Write (K/sec): 166827
Re-write (K/sec): 84040
Read (K/sec): 280068
Seeks/sec: 1809


About tests:
Command line run on both notebooks:
# bonnie++ -n 0 -u 0 -r 8192 -f -b -d /bonnie/
Bonnie 1.96 @ Fedora 15

System 1 HD info:
hdparm -i /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

Model=SAMSUNG HM320JI, FwRev=2SS00_01, SerialNo=S16LJF0S221285
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=8192kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=625142448
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
AdvancedPM=yes: unknown setting WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0: ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6,7

* signifies the current active mode


System 2 SSD info:
# hdparm -i /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

Model=TOSHIBA THNSNC256GBSJ, FwRev=CJTA0202, SerialNo=21RS106DTCNZ
Config={ Fixed }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=unknown, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=500118192
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
AdvancedPM=yes: unknown setting WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-3,4,5,6,7

* signifies the current active mode
See more benchmarks: http://blog.parahard.com/search?q=benchmark
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