TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,912 Reviews & Articles | 38,082 News Posts

Corsair Neutron Series Solid State Drives Review - LAMD or Wolf in a 7mm Package? - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

Corsair delivers two new high performance SSDs based on the silicon from Link_A_Media. Chris takes a look and compares LAMD with IMFT and Toshiba Toggle flash.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:00 am
Manufacturer: Corsair

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info

Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

TweakTown image content/4/8/4897_20_corsair_neutron_series_solid_state_drives_review_lamd_or_wolf_in_a_7mm_package.png

 

Just like with HD Tune Pro we didn't see much of a difference between the two Neutron drives when reading data in CDM. The standard Neutron is actually a little faster here than the GTX at some of the tests.

 

TweakTown image content/4/8/4897_21_corsair_neutron_series_solid_state_drives_review_lamd_or_wolf_in_a_7mm_package.png

 

Writing sequential data shows the GTX having the upper hand, but the 4K and NCQ tests show the two drives as being nearly equal.

 

CDM uses incompressible data so we get our first look at how the new LAMD Amber fairs against SandForce in this data type when writing data. This has been SandForce's weak spot and a target for critics to point out when disputing claims of SandForce's dominance in the market. The Neutron does appear to have a superior method of dealing with incompressible data, but how does this lead look in real-world tests?

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases