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New vs Seasoned Intel 160GB G2

2010-04-26 updated 2010-05-27 - Send Feedback
Related: SSD, storage

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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Average speed across the volume
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