Hard drive at first get a secure erase as most of the media samples are circulated amongst multiple sources. The storage drives are tested using the native SATA 6Gb/s ports by default with AHCI mode. I would like to thank Asus, Kingston and Western Digital for providing the hardware support to evaluate other products.
Since I’ve change the board from Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H to Asus 990FX Sabertooth, it was best if I do a fresh benchmark of the SSD I have and the only one I have is the Kingston HyperX 120GB. Therefore, this Silicon Power will only be compared with Kingston HyperX SSD.
Wow! Both benchmarks of the tests above make it clear that the V30 60gig drive has taken a pounding compared to HyperX 120GB, even though they both use Sandforce SF-2281.
8MB ATTO Benchmark Test
Read test in ATTO is pretty okay, but the write tests looks as if V30 60gigs is having a hard time keeping up with HyperX counterpart.
Boot Load Test
Silicon Power is pretty much on par with HyperX SSD.
V30 60gig doesn’t look as if its taking advantage of Sandforce 2281 and there wasn’t any firmware on their website either.