Intel 520 ssd 180gb in Dell 1121 with Ubuntu

I have my intel 520 ssd 180GB a year ago and installed in Dell 11z-1121 laptop. Speed much faster computer to the original mechanical hard drive came with the laptop. I have done lots of ssd tweaks for xubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell Inspiron 11z-1121 laptop. I didn’t really do any benchmark until now. For anyone who wonder what is the speed for intel 520 ssd 180GB with ubuntu, i ran some test. Please note ssd speed depends on the motherboard chipset plus sata interface. intel 520 ssd series can support upto sata III, but dell 1121 only support sata II, so i can’t get the full speed from intel 520 ssd.

Speed test with hdparm (get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters under Linux)

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Disk I/O test

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Using hdparm to get info about Intel SSD 520 Series 180GB. There are some SMART disk info about my intel 520 ssd from this post about how to check ssd life left on ubuntu

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