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New vs Seasoned Intel 160GB G2
The Intel 160GB 2nd Generation SSD (“Intel 160GB G2”) has much better behavior than the first generation units.
Performance brand-new and after seasoning
In the graph below, reads are green and blue. Reads are consistent before and after seasoning.
Write speed degrades after seasoning, showing steep dips in performance (red lines). Purple lines show speed when brand-new.
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