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SSD drive On thinkpad T60

Hello,
last week my new SSD drive is arrived, so I've want tell you the REAL performance of this disk.
We bought a 128GB Kingston SSDNow V+ Series sata2 drive model SNVP325-S2/128GB to use on a IBM thinkpad T60.

Before installing this drive I've ran a test on the original sata2 drive from IBM and these are detail:


Writing 1GB

crash@hal9000:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test1GB bs=4k count=250000
250000+0 records in
250000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1,0 GB) copied, 38,6391 s, 26,5 MB/s

Reading 1 GB

crash@hal9000:~$ dd if=test1GB of=/dev/null bs=4k count=250000
250000+0 records in
250000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1,0 GB) copied, 22,2653 s, 46,0 MB/s

As you can the real performance are 26,5 MB/s (write) and 46 MB/s (read)

Then I've cloned my system (use the tool you prefer) an installed the new SSD.
Restored the O.S. with no problem and the operating system (debian squeeze) boot in 7 second....

Amazing...

Then I've repeated the test


Writing 1GB

crash@HAL9000:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test1gb bs=4k count=250000
250000+0 records in
250000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1,0 GB) copied, 7,39791 s, 138 MB/s

Reading 1 GB

crash@hal9000:~$ dd if=test1GB of=/dev/null bs=4k count=250000
250000+0 records in
250000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1,0 GB) copied, 3,50632 s, 292 MB/s

So.. the new performance are 138 MB/s (write) and 292 MB/s (read)

Amazing....

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UPDATE  more Info about:

HAL9000:~# hdparm -t /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing buffered disk reads:  334 MB in  3.01 seconds = 110.84 MB/sec