I have three high end PCs. Each with an SSD. One is an OCZ-Summit. Another is an Intel-25M and the newest is an OCZ-Vertex 3.
As a quickie benchmark, I copy the Winsxs directory (from the \Windows directory) back onto the drive and just look at the megabytes per second.
And wow, big differences.
The OCZ-Summit gets around 10 MB/sec.
The Intel-25M gets around 40 MB/sec.
And the OCZ-Vertex 3 gets about 110MB/sec.
When copying big amounts of stuff (or compiling big amounts of stuff) this is very noticeable.
I haven’t figured out what is making such a difference. The PC with the OCZ-Summit is faster than the one with the Intel-25M. (Core I7-965 vs. an I7-920). So is it the drive? The controller? Or something else?
The OCZ-Vertex 3 is on a SATA 6.0G controller and is a brand new drive so I’d expect it to be faster. But 11X faster than the Summit?