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Revisiting the Legend: OCZ Vertex LE 240GB Solid State Drive

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 14, 2011 5:25 am

HD Tune Pro

 

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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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With the single 240GB Vertex LE we see that it performs at the same level as the Vertex 2 (listed at the bottom of the charts). For the most part that theme will carry over time and time again in this article, but look at what happens when you run two drives in RAID 0.

 

With dual drives we achieved better read performance than we did with the SATA III Vertex 3. Things are going to get interesting.

 

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Unfortunately the write performance with two drives in RAID 0 on the Intel chipset doesn't do so well. You still get solid performance, but this combination just doesn't give the same results as we saw while reading.

 

The single drive write performance was as we expected, almost identical to the Vertex 2.

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