In this year's annual review of SSD by DRAMeXchange, a research division of Trendforce, we test out 32 different 2.5-inch SSDs, including standard SSDs with affordable prices and high-speed SDDs, which are adopted by medium and small size companies and work stations, with several categories (SATA2 with 60GB and 100GB storage and SATA3 with over 100GB storage.)
List of SATA2 128GB SSD Prodocts：
|SATA II 128GB|
|Apacer||Apacer Turbo AS602||120GB||SandForce SF-1222||Active:390mA(Max)
|Hynix (Intel) 34nm||USD330|
|G.Skill||G.SKILL PHOENIX EVO FM-25S2-115GBPE||115GB||SandForce SF-1200||2.25W in operation
0.5W in idle
|G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2||120GB||SandForce SF-1200||2W in operation
0.5W in idle
|Intel||Intel SSDSA2CW120G3||120GB||SandForce SF-1200||Active:150 mW
|KingFast||KingFast KF2501MCF||120GB||SandForce SF-1222||Read:1.15W
|Kingston||SV100S2||128GB||JMicron JMF618||6.4W in operation
1.0W in idle
|SVP100S2||128GB||Toshiba T6UG1XBG||8W in operation
0.05W in idle
|Netac||Netac S600||120GB||SandForce SF-1200||Read:330 mA
|Seraphim MLC120GB||120GB||Sandforce SF-1222TA3-SBH||Active:420mA
|Intel 34nm||USD 219|
|Seraphim MLC 240GB||240G||Sandforce SF-1222TA3-SBH||Active:450mA
|Intel 34nm||USD 449|
|SOLIDATA||SOLIDATA K8||128GB||SandForce SF-1222||Read:1.5W
|Strontium||Strontium SRSSDGM-25||115GB||SandForce SF-1222||2250mW||Micron 25nm||USD201|
|Transcend||Transcend TS128GSSD25S-M||128GB||SMI2250||Read/Write/Idle (mA)
429 / 692 / 157
|Wintec||Wintec SSD||120GB||Initio||Intel 34nm||USD250|
AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4013.39530
The new benchmark of SSD is AS SSD Benchmar.This test clearly demonstrates the performance of the SSD under various application environments. We observed the bench with many runs, monitored and analyzed the result, found a rather outstanding performance.
Which one of this sets comes with best read performance?
The answer are Richmax/ SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC 240GB and G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2.
You may notice the G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2, KingFast KF2501MCF, SOLIDATA K8, Strontium SRSSDGM-25 and Apacer Turbo AS602 are close to the SATA2 transfer rate limitation, near around 280MB/s.
The top 10 of 120GB SSD sets in this bench, which all use SandForce SF-1222 or SF-1200 chip, even Intel's product also use SandForce solution.
Another notable SSD controller ic is Phison, they come with Toshiba NAND Flash chips, the performance is good. As we know, the formal spec data of Toshiba's NAND Flash is not fast as IM's product, but if your controller ic is well design, you still could make your toshiba chip based SSD runs well.
HDTune Pro v4.60
The average benchmark of HD Tune Pro read and write show the average power of each SSD in daily heavy acess task. It combines high and low read/write performance.
Here comes the winner, Strontium SRSSDGM-25 and Apacer Turbo AS602.
This test which make a clear info of each SSD's controller ic power, and the speed, quality of NAND Flash.
The SandForce series chip won the crown of iops, the G.SKILL PHOENIX EVO FM-25S2-115GBPE is the winner.
The 128GB category is the acceptable price range by gamers and enterprise users. Of the 20 varieties of SSDs in the evaluation, we selected 10 products which excel in overall performance, specifications, and have superior product quality. The capacity of these products is suitable for use as the primary hard disk, and their overall system efficiency is also quite impressive. The recommended products are as follows:
The Best SSD of SATA2 128GB
Consider the overall performance, the winner is the Richmax/SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC 240GB (Over 128GB) and G.SKILL PHOENIX PRO FM-25S2S-120GBP2.
The follow performance rankings are:
Richmax/ SUPERSSPEED Seraphim MLC120GB
Apacer Turbo AS602
The Best Price/performance ratio SSD of SATA2 128GB
The winner is the Strontium SRSSDGM-25.
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