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Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 6, 2009 4:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

Test System


Processors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2


Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)


Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)


Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)


Enclosure: Lian Li V2000


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)


SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)


SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64


Today we are comparing the Corsair P256 MLC based SSD to other 2.5 inch drives that we've reviewed in the past.


All of the drives tested were performed on the listed system under identical conditions to ensure true apples to apples performance results for comparison.


ATTO Baseline Performance


Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34


ATTO is used by many disk manufactures to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.


Corsair P256 2.5-inch Solid State Disk


Here we see that under ideal conditions the P256 is capable of hitting nearly 180MB/s read and 150 MB/s write speeds in our test system.


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