Performance and speed tests of SSD, USB Flashdrives, SDHC cards and USB HDD in ASUS EeePC 901- Disk drive benchmarks on netbook

People are asking a lot of questions regarding SSD, USB Flashdrive and SDHC cards performance in ASUS EeePC. With all flexibility of OS installation (both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux), offered by EeePC, these questions become really critical in getting good performance and desired flexibility of EeePC operation.

I don’t want to make any conclusion about drive performance. I just want to collect data, available to me on ASUS EeePC 901 and ask people to share information that they can measure on their systems.

Methodology.

There is a lot of disk drive benchmarking software. And they may produce different results, due to different settings and algorithms. I decided to use CrystalDiskMark It is free software, meaning that it is available to anybody. Also, it is easy to use. So, if you’ll decide to repeat some of my tests or make new tests, you should be able to get comparable results. The only one limitation of this benchmarking software-it works under Windows. This is OK with me-I already installed Windows XP on my EeePC

Test setup.

I’m using my EeePC 901 with Windows XP, installed on 4Gig SSD drive as a primary test platform. I would also measure performance of other drives in some other systems to provide comparison data. Amount of tests is set to 5. Data size for sequential read and write is set 100MB.

Test results.

1. ASUS EeePC 901 Master Solid State Drive:SM-ASUS-PHISON 4GB. NTFS partition.
(Windows XP boot time- 27sec, from multi-boot menu)
SM-ASUS-PHISON 4GB master SSD

SM-ASUS-PHISON 4GB master SSD

2. ASUS EeePC 901 Slave Solid State Drive:SS-ASUS-PHISON 16.1GB. NTFS partition.
SS-ASUS-PHISON 16GB slave SSD

SS-ASUS-PHISON 16GB slave SSD

3. To be continued…

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