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OCZ Enyo 128GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 4:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

AS SSD Benchmark


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358
Developer 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




If you read our SSD reviews regularly then you may be aware that SandForce drives have an issue when dealing with compressed data. The transfer rates are reduced. I only bring this up because a few readers may be put off by OCZ's choice of controller in the Enyo.


Here we see transfer rate performance. If you compare that data to the data gathered from a SandForce drive, you will see that the OCZ Enyo with the Indilinx Barefoot controller is actually as fast and in some cases faster than the SandForce SF-1200 drives, even when they are tested with SATA II.


OCZ's choice of Barefoot over the SF-1200 in this application not only produces a faster drive when dealing with compressed data, but it also helps reduce the cost.


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