Read times were the most significant tests as they showed major differences between the drives capabilities and clearly show the SSD drive kicking major butt over their HDD (Hard Drive Disc) counterparts. This is where the SSD M Series really shines, and the 80GB SSD allows you to access your information on it faster. Write times were varied although in no way as varied as the read times, and the SSD still came out on top. These two aspects of the SSD are very appealing and as the drives reach larger sizes this will be a sure benefit to users.
The maximum read was won by the SSD, followed by the VelociRaptor and then the Raptor. The minimum read amount came from the VelociRaptor and it was much less than any other drive we tested it had a minimum read of 6.9 MB/s which paled with the 36GB Raptorís 25.3 MB/s and really was far behind the SSD, which had a minimum of 103.1 MB/s. The seek times were also a bit varied with the SSD coming in first the VelociRaptor second and the Raptor last. The burst rate was won by the VelociRaptor followed by the SSD and the Raptor in last. The CPU usage was very different and the Raptor wins his round followed by the VelociRaptor and leaving the SSD with the highest CPU usage of them all.
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