Solidata K8 1920E 2TB SSD Review – Highest Capacity 2.5″ Form Factor SSD To Date

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46

ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

1920 ATTO

Highs of 239MB/s read and 248MB/s write performance exceed listed specifications of 230MB/s read and 200MB/s write, remembering of course that this is a 3Gbps SSD.

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. We have provided the results of testing in highly compressible data on the left and that of highly incompressible data on the right.

1920 CDM oFill1920 CDM RandomConsidering Crystal DiskMark benchmarks usually drop in comparison to those listed by ATTO above, these results look positive although we would definitely like to see much higher low 4K random write performance.  The result of the right appears to be common with respect to SF SSDs 480GB and above, however, that on the left while testing incompressible data is a bit uncomforting.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.6

Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data.  AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the ‘worst case scenario’ in SSD transfer speeds because of its use of incompressible data and many enthusiasts like to AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

AS SSD Bench 1920AS SSD IOPS 1920

Once again, if you look at the Total Score alone, you may get a bit hesitant but AS SSD is very reflective of this SSD in transfer performance of incompressible data and shows that the IOPS reached higher than listed specs.

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asdf-togo
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asdf-togo

way too expensive, getting 4 480gb sandforce async for same performance is around 1200-1400, this is 4x that cost lol. may as well grab two of those crucial 960gb at 1200, better solution and much faster performance, right?

Charles
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Charles

>4x the footprint though, when you count in the RAID controller.
This product is most certainly very niche, but oh well.

ZZD
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ZZD

That’s the notion, you could line them up in raid zero and couple it with a high end graphics card and turbo cloaked CPU then it’s like rocketing performance through the stratosphere. Amazing stuff, can’t wait to build a system based on these specs like described in http://ssd480.com

Cape Dave
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Cape Dave

I’ll take two 🙂 Actually, it does not a thing for me. An 840 Pro is likely next for me. And maybe not as I am liking my Vector pretty good. Dave

son
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son

oh?my?good

Phil Robins
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Don’t forget that this is a niche product and not to be compared to consumer SSD such as a Samsung 840 – nobody needs 2TB of SSD storage for storing videos and games etc – this is for use where only 1 disk slot is available – or to give maximum storage for the physical size – high end video recording cameras, SAN appliances where physical space is key – it’s not really for the desktop user – Great pro review from Les!

chiefdre
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chiefdre

the Samsung is way better with controller and speed, especially in RAID.

this is just a product to get fast money out of rich suckers.
you only pay for the size ,

but i don’t mind ,cause i’m not a sucker.
and it will make the other drives cheaper

chiefdre
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chiefdre

and 2 TB is nothing special.

nowdays everyone wants a few TB for video’s , a High quality blue ray movie can easy be 10GB or more.
and i got games that are 30 Gb and more.

so maybe you got a shitty desktop and don’t need it .
but dont speak for my desktop and what i need.

DInu
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DInu

Is this 2TB drive already available in the market? I could not find this specification in solidata website. How can I validate this information?

Phil Robins
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It is indeed available – send me an email at phil.robins@solidatassd.com – I’ll send you the specs

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