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Apacer TurboII Series-AS602 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Apacer delivers one of the best SandForce SF-1200 packages we've seen to date, but does its performance compete with the competition?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 3, 2011 6:30 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Apacer

AS SSD Benchmark

 

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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

 

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It looks like we found the bright spot on the Apacer TurboII AS602. Apacer has increased the file transfer performance on this SSD, and as you can see, it blows the Vertex 2 away when transferring data to and from the drive. This was an interesting approach to take and one that we haven't seen before. Normally SandForce SF-1200 controlled drives have a difficult time keeping up with the Crucial RealSSD C300, but the Apacer drive runs very close to this SATA 6G drive in these tasks.

 

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