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OCZ Technology Vertex 3 240GB Retail Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - AS SSD

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 24, 2011 3:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%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




The 240GB Vertex 3 really kicks it up a notch here. The 240GB model should be faster when writing the data to the drive since it is rated faster than the 120GB drive. This is also an area where SandForce has spent quite a bit of engineering time on the SF-1200 and it looks like the new firmware on the Vertex 3 improves compressed write performance quite a bit more than the 20MB/s that offset the 120GB model to the 240GB mode.


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