Thursday, July 23, 2009
Flash/SSD drive comparison
This is a totally unscientific comparison of two drives, one is a Solid State Drive which works both as internal or external USB/SATA, and a traditional "keychain" flash drive, both have the same capacity of 32GB and formatted as FAT32.
|Cavalry Pelican 32GB ssd||Dec'08||$80||28.42||21.81|
|Kingston 32GB DataTraveler 120 USB Flash Drive||July'09||$62||16.26||11.93|
Read/Write speed is given in MB/s. 1 MB = 1048576 bytes.
- SSD is roughly 75% faster;
- In both instances, reading speed is about 33% faster than writing speed.