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

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL (BETA)

You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading!  Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.

COMPRESSIBLE DATA

Solidata  SSD_1920GB Anvil 0Fill

INCOMPRESSIBLE DATA

Solidata  SSD_1920GB Anvil Random

The Solidata K8-1920K displayed superior results in Anvil than listed specifications and this benchmark provides a pretty clear picture of this SSD, especially when we take a look at disk access times.

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

PCMARK VANTAGE TOTAL SCORE

The Solidata K8-1920E SSD result in PCMark Vantage HDD Suite Testing was 29973 with a transfer speed high of 195MB/s when working in Media Player.  For such testing, this is a low score and, for the most part, is what we would have expected for a similar high capacity SSD, an SSD that is SATA 2, and one that had previously displayed some relatively low transfer speeds in past benchmarks.

1920 Vantage

  • 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

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

    • 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

    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

    oh?my?good

  • 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

      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

      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

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

  • John Smith (The none American)

    Too Expensive and Short Life , ill stick to my HyperX Force.

    • Pharo

      Warranty length =/= How long it will function before breaking.

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