Summary: The Crucial SSD device has many advantages over mechanical drives. For a start there is better shock resistance, much lower power consumption, considerably less heat dissipation and far greater reliability. However it has a great advantage over the first generation MLC NAND SSD drives as well; as it is considerably faster.
Conclusion: than that. It can easily outperform high performance desktop mechanical HDDs, so it is safe to conclude that its performance will crush any 2.5" laptop mechanical drives which are considerably slower.
Considering all of the above, we believe that the performance of the Crucial SSD 32GB drive earns it our Editor's Choice Award.
Summary: We carry on with the synthetic tests with a run through PCMark Vantage then ATTO. PCMark Vantage can only be ran under Windows Vista and we directly compared the performance of the Scorpio and the Crucial drive when used as non-system disks. Vista was installed and loaded from a 3.5" SATA drive and we ran the benchmark on the attached 2.5" drives. For some reason, the Crucial SSD scored very poorly in this benchmark consistently and I have no idea why. I tried using...
Pros: Excellent performance, Low power requirement, Silent operation, 5 year warranty
Cons: Price (as compared to traditional storage), Capacity (again, as compared to traditional storage)
Excerpt: Crucial is one of the biggest memory manufacturers around the world. The recent massive introduction of various solid state disks (SSD), especially for the notebook market, hasn't left Crucial out of the game. In fact today we will test the entry level model of Crucial's SSD line, which offers a capacity of 32GB.