I just installed a 50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD (OCZSSD2-2VTX50G
) into my Fit-PC2. It uses MLC NAND with the SandForce 1200 controller.
Early impressions are that it has made the machine only marginally faster. hdparm -t, also, reports only about 60MB/sec max IO throughput to the SSD. For those unfamiliar with hdparm, it's a Linux tool that measures raw sustained, sequential data read performance, bypassing any filesystem overheads.
The drive is spec'd at 285MB/s (max) and I have seen this model perform around this level for sequential reads in a regular PC.
Is there anything one can optimize (BIOS, etc) to improve the IO? Seems the SATA architecture is the bottleneck?
BTW, I am going to do the same hdparm tests with my original 2.5" HDD and compare to see the difference.