Solidata K8 1920E SSD Review – SandForce Driven and an Amazing 2TB Capacity


Crystal DiskInfo allows monitoring the health of all the physical hard disks, may they be internal, or external. Using their own built-in SMART tools plus any temperature-monitoring tools that may be present in the computer or hard drive, CDI gives accurate health readings of your drives and gives warnings in case of imminent drive malfunction.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB CDI

Unfortunately there is very little information displayed about the drive, which is no fault of the program. One fact to take away is that the TRIM command is not highlighted, meaning there is no garbage collection – not a good sign for longevity and performance.


The ATTO Disk Benchmark measures storage performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Several options are available to customize performance measurement including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode with the option to run continuously. ATTO is rated to test RAID controllers, storage controllers, host adapters, hard drives and SSD drives.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB ATTO

As we will see with upcoming benchmarks, Solidata’s advertised speeds are spot on of the quoted 250MB/s read and 250MB/s write, which almost hit the SATA 2.0/2.6 limit of 260MB/s read/write.


Crystal DiskMark is a disk benchmark utility that measures performance for sequential and random reads/writes of various sizes for any storage device. It is useful for comparing the speed of both portable and local storage devices.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB cdm random Solidata K8 1920E 2TB cdm 0 fill

With the two different tests run in CDM, both 0-fill and random access benchmarks revealed separate results. Again you will not find staggering numbers, but that is not what Solidata is aiming for.


AS-SSD Benchmark is a lightweight application that is designed to provide a simple means of evaluating the performance of SSDs. The tool contains six synthetic and three copy tests. The synthetic tests to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without use of the operating system caches.The program comes with a copy benchmark as well as one for compression and it can also be used with hard disk drives.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB as ssd iops Solidata K8 1920E 2TB as ssd

Once again we see virtually the same results as those produced by CDM. Looks like Solidata was right when they listed 6k IOPS read/3.5k IOPS write for the K8 1920E.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB as ssd compress graph Solidata K8 1920E 2TB as ssd copy

Note that the specifications saying 8k/8k IOPS for 4k random access times are incorrect, and we are thus going with those stickered onto the SSD.


Anvil Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that is designed in to provide a simple means of assessing the read and write performance of a solid state drive.

Solidata K8 1920E 2TB Anvil 0-fill Anvil Solidata K8 1920E 2TB Incompressible

To wrap-up speed testing, ASU shows consistent results for both 0-fill and incompressible data.


  1. Wowwww, nice job!
    Anyone who is expecting it now?

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