Traxdata Ultra-S Plus 64GB MLC SSD Review
- Fast reading performance.
- Lightning fast access times.
- Completely silent operation.
- Fast operating system start-up and shutdown times.
- Fast application loading
- Writing performance could be better.
- Low storage capacity.
Let us summarize the most important positive and negative points below:
The main positive points:
Reading performance is outstanding and as fast as any traditional mechanical desktop hard drive and, faster the most. The Traxdata 64GB ULTRA-S Plus exceeded the manufacturers stated reading performance for the device.
Reading access times are lightning fast and applications load in an instant, making this drive ideal as the operating system drive with all the users installed applications.
Noise levels from the drive is null, there is no moving parts so the drive is completely silent.
The main negative points:.
Write access times for writing small random files was slow, although this is not uncommon for MLC based SSD drives. We also spoke to Traxdata about the write performance, they explained the reason.
“Traxdata Ultra-S Plus is using the Run – Time Static Wear levelling, which means the data is stored directly to a final location instead of a temporary location. This technique is safer compared to storing to a temporary location, since the controller needs time to locate the correct location for storing, it takes more time. That means that Traxdata has chosen safety instead of outright performance”.
Storage capacity is quite low and the drive is expensive.
To sum up, this is what we would say:
“Outstanding reading performance with blisteringly fast application loading times, let down somewhat by slower writing performance”.
The Traxdata 64GB ULTRA-S Plus MLC SSD is expected to retail at £175 inc VAT.
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