The SNIA has devised a test spec for solid state drives that tests both their initial state and their later sustained performance. Will the SSD manufacturers use it and reveal their performance drop-off? When SSDs are first bought and fresh out of the box (FOB), their performance is much higher as there is no need for write- …
This is good news.
It basically stops marketing tw@ts from lying on the box. Hacks will be able to simply compare, which will drive advancement.
Where to download the SSS Performance Test Specification
The spec can be downloaded from http://www.snia.org/pts.
For additional information go to www.snia.org/forums/sssi.