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Strontium Gamma Series 115GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 5:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Strontium



Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

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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.




Now that you have the impression that everything is all unicorns and rainbows, it's time to stomp on your fairytale. Native Command Queuing performance takes a big hit with the Gamma due to the 25nm NAND and the issue scales right along with the number of commands.




To make matters worse, the drive hits a brick wall when writing incompressible data right at around 80MB/s. This is going to be an issue when dealing with some file types like pictures and compressed music files.

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