Performance in WinBench 99
We will use WinBench 99 for low-level tests. That’s not much of testing, though. We will only take a look at pretty flat graphs and will learn the exact value of speed. This benchmark goes first and we “organize” the flash memory cells before it (by a stream of read requests as the SSD manufacturers suggest), so it is indicative of the maximum speed you can have with your SSD.
- Data-transfer graph for the Corsair P128, 128GB
- Data-transfer graph for the Intel X25-M, 80GB
- Data-transfer graph for the Intel X25-M, 160GB
- Data-transfer graph for the Intel X25-E, 64GB
The Corsair and Intel X25-E are true to their specs, delivering almost exactly the same speed as specified for them. But neither of the X25-M models shows the promised speed in this test. The graphs suggest that the 160GB model was just not optimized at the time of the test. As opposed to the other models, its graph is not a straight line. The performance of the 80GB model is inexplicable, though.