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24nm Flash SSD Faceoff - SanDisk Extreme Retake and Plextor M3 Pro - Benchmarks - AS SSD

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm

AS SSD Benchmark


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358

Developer Homepage: Alex Intelligent Software

Product Homepage: Alex Intelligent Software

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.


In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).


Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.


Copy Benchmark




SandForce has been working on increasing their file transfer performance and the SanDisk Extreme is the best of the lot. Plextor uses the Marvell controller that used to run away in this test and as you can see it is the fastest of Marvell drives. The SanDisk just runs away in this test.

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