Sunday, November 17, 2013

[Article] How fast is the eMMC storage on the Asus Transformer Book T100 BayTrail tablet

Couple of weeks back I was ranting about how slow the eMMC storage on these Windows 8 tablets and that was the main cause of lag in them. You really need to have a proper SSD based storage on these tablets to really harness the power of the OS.

A week ago I bought my new Tablet and unfortunately it still came with eMMC storage. But I was hoping that it would be faster than the storage in the previous generation tablets. Today I ran Crystal Disk Mark to confirm it. Here are the results.

Asus Transformer Book T100



Dell Latitude 10 Essentials


That’s quite a speed bump indeed. Sequential reads and writes match the speeds of the Intel X25 40GB SSD, which was the first SSD that I bought. (Well, it was rebranded by Kingston.) It was 4.5 years ago, if I recall correctly.

But still the storage is way slower than a modern SSD in the small file size department. That’s where mechanical HDDs fail too.

For reference, here’s the scores of the Samsung 840 series 250GB SSD in my desktop PC. And this is not the fastest SSD either.

Samsung 840 250GB

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