Blazing fast performance on the new Mushkin Europe2 SSD - quicker than Vertex

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Artagra, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Artagra macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    So, I'm not quite sure if I should believe what I'm seeing - but I just dropped one of the new Mushkin Europe2 SSD's into my machine (13" uMB with 3.0gbps SATA, 120gb SSD), and these are my XBench results:

    Results 242.93
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 2048 MB
    Model MacBook5,1
    Drive Type Mushkin HS SSD 128GB
    Disk Test 242.93
    Sequential 205.59
    Uncached Write 253.52 155.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 200.76 113.59 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 124.47 36.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 400.60 201.34 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 296.85
    Uncached Write 110.90 11.74 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 377.91 120.98 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1842.58 13.06 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 787.96 146.21 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Now, the overall score is quicker than most of the Vertex benches I've seen, and quicker than some of the X25 benches. According to Mushkin, this drive has 2x of the Indilinx controllers in - not in raid, but in a setup where one controller is for reads and one for writes (is this possible?). I'm going to test some more in Windows, but if these benches hold up then this is one seriously, seriously quick drive.
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    That's awesome!

    My overall score is 46.64 for my 5400rpm 120GB drive... God I'm actually so jealous :p
  3. CheesusRise macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009

    run XBench with a VertexSSD and got the following scores

    Results 248.66
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Physical RAM 10240 MB
    Model MacPro3,1
    Drive Type OCZ-VERTEX 1199
    Disk Test 248.66
    Sequential 242.69
    Uncached Write 401.78 246.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 226.13 127.94 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 146.21 42.79 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 366.10 184.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]​
    Random 254.92
    Uncached Write 84.64 8.96 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 411.95 131.88 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 3214.33 22.78 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 878.48 163.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]​

    OCZ Vertex does not seem to be any slower
  4. Artagra thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Thanks for the response - I was looking a bit more, and it seems the OCZ results I where looking at where for the earlier firmware. What firmware are you running, and on what system?

    Also will be interested to see how the performance degrades / doesn't degrade over the future.

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