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Tag Archives: SATA

Kingston SV100S2/32 and SV100S2/64 benchmarks


Update 2014-04-06: Tests on the 64GB with a $10 Sabrent USB 3.0 Enclosure Added to the end The 64GB SSD has been my solid-state workhorse in my ZFS pool for a while. First, it was the L2ARC, then it was the ZIL. In fact, I used to have two, but I broke the connector off […]

Kingston SV100 64 GB (SV100S264G) Sequential Random Write Benchmark


This SSD caught my eye as a ZIL. I wonder how it compares to my previously benchmarked (a number of times) Kingston SV100 64 GB SSD. I decided to remove it from the ZIL and try it out. I wanted to make sure I exercise the sequential writes (which is all I really care about […]

Plextor 256GB M5 Pro SSD Benchmark


Using Crystal Disk Mark and stock firmware (just got it yesterday). Drive label says firmware 1.02. Formated at NTFS with default settings. After upgrade to latest firmware (1.05): New firmware greatly improved queue depth of 32 (QD=32) performance. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Sandisk 5000 SSD Measurements


These are a couple of old 8GB (7.5GbB). Their specs are like so: Doing sequential read measurements (I have two of these SSD’s, one as tank_zil0 and one as tank_zil1): Doing sequential write measurements: I didn’t want to write directly to the raw device, as I didn’t want to delete the GPT partition table. Anyway, […]

Flash disk cost and performance (USB, SSD, SDHC)


I’ve been reading up on using a USB flash drive as an L2ARC for ZFS. Some reason that since the bandwidth of USB is much lower than SATA. However, others reason that since the USB flash drive has no seek time, it will speed up non-sequential reads, which is what the L2ARC is there for. […]

My Windows Home Server Atom D525 Build


My portwell machine finally died. No idea what’s wrong with it. It was never super-reliable to begin with. It would shut down randomly (I presumed due to a flaky power connector—but now I ‘m not so sure). Anyway, I decided to go ahead and build my own Atom D510 PC. This would not normally make […]