Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MacBook Air Part 3 - 128GB AD SSD Benchmarks


This is the third article in a three part series on MacBook Air Solid State Drive Benchmarks.

In the previous two articles I gave some specific application launch times in order to give you an idea of how the MacBook Air's SSD performance is affected long term. At the time I wrote the original article (back in 2009) I couldn't find (didn't try hard enough?) a SSD benchmarking tool; at least not one that would work for both Mac OS X and Windows.

I found a benchmarking tool for Windows called AD SSD Benchmark tool and I ran it on my "formatted" MacBook Air SSD Drive.

Here are the results:



As you can see the Sequential Read time is 90.98 MB/s and the Sequential Write time is 29.00 MB/s. This MacBook Air's SSD model is Apple SSD SM128 with revision VAM0BA1Q. A quick Google Search didn't turn up any of the original Samsung SSD HD specifications. It would be great to see the original SSD specifications for read and write times to see how they've decreased over time but that doesn't seem likely.


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