Get Ready for the 72 Hour SSD vs HDD Large Data Processing Showdown
Today on BIOSTAR Blog, we’ll be bringing you an article about something that many of our users have been concerned about – the heat produced by the Solid State Drive (SSD).
I’m sure many of the SSD users have noticed that while the SSD is capable of processing large amounts of data and opening large games that require a lot of data, however, the SSD is noticeably hotter upon touching, and overheating of the SSD may even result in system instability!
And today, we decided that it’s a good time to conduct an experiment to test the validity of these claims since we know that the SSD is supposed to produce less heat as compared to the traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD). And the experiment we decided to do? Cook hard-boiled eggs using the SSD and HDD while they process large amounts of data for 72 hours to measure the heat impact on the eggs.
The Prep Work Before the Experiment
Here we go: the pot – errr I meant platform for the eggs to be cooked on! 😛
The main leads of this experiement are the BIOSTAR G300 Series 120GB SSD, as well as 2 eggs that will soon face a change in their life trajectory! Hohoho nah we’re just gonna hard hoil them! 😛 And on each egg we labelled them as SSD and HDD respectively.
In contrast with the BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD, we will be using the 2TB HDD.
In order to conduct a fair experiment, we will be placing the eggs on the heat-production region of the SSD and HDD respectively and we marked out the point of contact of the egg with the SSD and HDD with thermal grease.
Firstly we’ll start witha test run with our new BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD.
The AS Test results:
The ATTO test results:
The CDM test results:
After all 3 software tests, we have ourselves some rather ideal data. We have a read speed of 500MB/s, while the highest software can run up to 561.1MB/s. The performance for the BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD seems to be rather good.
Starting up the test:
Next we will begin the insane showdown to test the processing prowess of both devices. In this experiment, we are using the anvil’s storage utilities for the reading of the read/write speed.
Start up the machine, set the 72 hours timer…
AND LET THE WAIT BEGIN!
After the wait:
Fast forward to 72 hours later and it’s time for us to see the results! After a 72.33 hours long wait, the total read/write data readings have reached hundreds of TB. Both the SSD and HDD still appear to be normal.
The grand reveal:
Time to check on our eggs!
The one on the left is the egg on the SSD while the one the the right is the egg on the HDD.
The egg on the SSD doesn’t seem to have been cooked and has mostly retained the raw feeling in raw eggs. This is due to the normal operating temperatures of the SSD to be 26-31 degrees celsius, peaking at 34 degrees celsius. Hence, this explains why the egg on the left is still raw.
On the other hand, the egg on the HDD shows signs of the egg being cooked since the normal operating temperatures can peak at over 50 degrees celsius. Hence, this explains why the egg is slowly being cooked over the course of the 72 hour showdown.
The unexpected results:
After this 72 hour showdown, the BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD definitely took a beating on it own. And now we decided to run a second test with the use of the 3 performance tests as previously used.
The AS Test results:
The ATTO Test results:
The CDM Test results:
After the second round of testing, we were pleasantly surprised to find that not only the speed did not decrease, but instead it has increased! Perhaps the device underwent a “run-in” period and resulted in the slight increase in performance? This is definitely a pleasant surprise since we have just subjected the SSD to a gruelling 72 hours high data processing experience and we had expected at least a 1-2% decline in performance. Hence, you could say that we were very impressed by the stability of the BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD.
Finally, while we don’t deny that there may be users who question the validity of this test since this test oversimplifies the usage patterns and most players do not run the SSD continuously. However, any theoretical test can only but attempt to model after the real-life application and there’s no doubt other more effective methods to test the reliability of the SSD. Nonetheless, this brute-force method is no doubt one of the most intuitive method to test out the SSD temperatures.
In closing, rest assured while using your SSD! It will not be so easily damaged and you don’t have to be overly worried about the temperature. Judging from the data obtained, we can see that the BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD gets even better the more we use it! 🙂
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Till next time, PEACE OUT! 😀