Comparison of two Chinese ssd on 120Gb Faspeed vs Arrizo

Hello, friends. Today I want to share with you a small overview of two inexpensive ssd disks on the same platform. Drives were bought for their own and for their needs). A lot of pictures, beeches. All interested read further.
About a year ago, I, like many others, joined the worldssd), as they say, better late than never. I bought a 60GB ssd Faspeed and reviewed it. In principle, this amount for the system was enough for me, but prices are falling, and appetites are growing, and I decided to double the size of the system disk. I stopped at the same faspeed, although some had problems with them, but where could it be without it. I ordered myself and at the same time comrades who fell on the tail, 5 at once. While they were being sent out, I decided to cash out my account on yoybuy, since the citizens of Ukraine cannot withdraw money through Paypal, then I accumulated change for 40 bucks in a year, I decided to take another ssd from another manufacturer and another memory and small things for these money. As a result, both packages arrived almost simultaneously and today we will have a comparison of the Faspeed K5 120Gb and Arizzo T10 120Gb, both on the SM2258XT chip.

My hardware has not changed during this time, except for the video card, but it does not play a role, the motherboard ASUS m5a78l-m plus sata2 interface and a Dell Vostro 3650 workstation with sata3 interface.
Let's go through the appearance and characteristics of the subjects.
• Manufacturer: Faspeed
• Type: SSD
• Read / Write Speed: Up to 499 / 390mb / s
• Size: 2.5 "
• Interface: SATAIII
• Model: K5
• Controller: SMI / JMF / Marvell
• Volume: 120GB
• TRIM support: yes
Outwardly, there were no noticeable discschanges, the only cases now can be both plastic and metal. In my case, they arrived in plastic cases. The packaging of the disks has undergone major changes, it used to be a cardboard box a la Xiaomi, now it is an ordinary plastic blister. The configuration is also nothing new, only the disc itself.


The disk itself. All the same inscriptions remained, but now the Chinese language disappeared from the sticker with the information, the guys began to focus on the Western buyer.


We cut the warranty seal and carefully breedtwo halves of the body. The board has undergone small changes. Although the controller remained the same, the board was made almost half the size, optimizing the layout of the elements. In the 60gb version, MLC memory was used, T52 1152Gbit memory was installed here, which gives us 144GB of volume, of which 128GB is available to the user. The rest is at the disposal of the controller firmware for official needs. The heart of this drive is a four-channel SM2258XT chip from SMI, there is no DRAM buffer, but with support for the latest improvements, such as error correction algorithms based on LDPC codes and generally “quality” 3D TLC NAND service. Supports SMART and TRIM.





Now there will be some speed tests on the sata2 and sata3 interface. First, what information does the system utility show.


Now speed tests through CrystalDiskMark. First on the SATA3 interface:


Then through SATA2:


In cata3 mode, speeds have increased compared to the 60GB version. Of course, I can’t appreciate all these speeds on my home machine, but my comrades with newer motherboards are fine.
Testing in HDTune showed gaps in recording speed after 20GB, exactly the same as on the version with a smaller volume.


Now let's move on to another test subject. As I wrote at the beginning, I bought this disc on taobao, since I don’t understand the internal disks, the choice was a small lottery. As a result, I chose this model, since it seems that there is a 128MB cache and plus I bought a 4GB memory line in the same place. Immediately give a link to disk, suddenly someone will be interested.
• Manufacturer: Arizzo
• Type: SSD
• Read / Write Speed: Up to 499 / 390mb / s
• Size: 2.5 "
• Interface: SATAIII
• Model: T10
• Controller: SMI / JMF / Marvell
• Volume: 120GB
• TRIM support: yes
Here the packaging looks richer). There is a white packaging with a logo, and inside there is also a box with a foam lodgement where the disk lies.



Here, of course, everything is in Chinese, but the information about the 128MB buffer seems to be confirmed.


There is already a metal case, but it also openssimply splitting the halves. Inside the same controller. TLC Micron memory has three 384Gb or 48Gb microcircuits, which gives the same 144Gb as on the previous disk. Since I didn’t find the microcircuit on the Internet, I used the utility of a friend with the nickname “vlo” from the forum overclockers, which shows the type of memory on ssd.
First, disk information.


And of course speed tests.
SATA3


SATA2


But on this disc, thanks to the cache, most likely, HDtune did not show failures in the recording speed until the very end.


Also did a test for copy speed withnormal disk to ssd disk, in the case of Faspeed it is limited by the speed of a traditional disk in the region of 60-80 mb / s, and with Arrizo the situation is slightly better, the cache gives acceleration to 114 mb / s.
Faspeed

Arrizo

I will not draw conclusions for everyone, I made for myself) Ssd drives are getting cheaper every month, if a year ago I paid $ 30 for 60 gig, now now you get 120 GB for this money. And let some shout that the Chinese SSD is slag, but nevertheless, these disks are cheap, they really work and can speed up the old computer, and not only the old one. This volume for the operating system is enough with the head, and then 60GB I periodically ran out. In general, I remained of my opinion that you can and should buy Chinese discs, especially if you are constrained in finances. All conclusions are my personal IMHO and of course you can not agree with them). Arrizo left himself in work, it’s difficult to sell an unknown disc anyway, but I’m wondering how long he will live). Thank you all for reading this opus.
useful links for determining the type of memory