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Wintec Filemate SolidGo 48GB ExpressCard 34 Ultra SSD

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Testing

For testing, SolidGO ExpressCard 34 Ultra SSD we used as laptop, my personal ASUS W2Jb. The laptop is a little outdated as it is more than two years old, but it does have all the necessary components to test the drive to its full potential.

Software used:
CrystalDiskMark 2.2
HD Tune 2.55
Sisoftware Sandra Lite 2009.1.15.42
Simpli Software HD Tach 3.0.4.0

Results

First up is CrystalDiskMark which backs up all the claims that Wintec made. We saw constant 120MB/s reads and 66MB/s plus writes during the session. Here is where we noticed that the SolidGO ExpressCard drive is definitely a must have, if you mus have quicker than normal access to all your important data.

CrystalDiskMark

HD Tune Pro is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as: write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

hd tune

hd tune 2

SiSoftware Sandra (the System Analyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

sandra

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

hd tach

Looking at the chart made from HD Tach stats, we see the Wintec drive's burst rate was lower than that of even standard drives. After some research, we see this maybe due to how the cache is used, but a sustained transfer rate is where the SSD shows it stuff. The reads show a little lower on average here than that of Crystal but still respectable.