Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD Review

Results Continued


PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage offers it's very own Hard Disk testing suite. Unlike the benchmarks that we have carried out earlier, these are based on real world usage. To make things a little more interesting, we have also included results from Corsair Nova and Crucial C300 SSD's.

Right off the bat, it's quite clear that the Mushkin Callisto beats the Corsair Nova across the board by fair margins. Sitting mostly in the 100-200MB/s data range, the results are most certainly lower than the synthetic benchmarks that we previously ran. Also for most of the part, the new Crucial C300 series SSD gives both the Corsair and the Mushkin a serious pounding.

ATTO Disk Benchmark

ATTO, like Crystal Disk Mark tests drives with various block sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192.0. As mentioned previously, data rates are poor when operating with small block sizes and this is to be expected.

For most of the part, the Callisto drive trails behind the Corsair Nova and Crucial C300 in the ATTO Read Test. Meanwhile the Crucial C300 mercilessly pushes the 300MB/s barrier yet again.

It's always interesting when tables turn, but these results made my head turn so fast that it flew off and landed in the hands of Robert Green; shame he dropped it. *awaits punch line drum roll*

Write performance is certainly not a major strength for the Crucial C300 and similarly the Corsair Nova to a lesser fashion. The results are quite the opposite for the Mushkin Callisto where we see Write speeds of up to 250MB/s in this particular benchmark.

That's a wrap, folks. Let's conclude.

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Most Recent Comments

25-06-2010, 08:28:55

Great technology, but even after all the time these have been out i still cannot justify the inherant massive cost for these. Im going to wait untill they drop below the £200 threshold before i get a SSD of comprable features.Quote

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