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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD w/ SF-2282 & Toshiba Toggle Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 25, 2011 8:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

AS SSD Benchmark


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358

Developer Homepage: Alex Intelligent Software

Product 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




We know SandForce has been working on increasing their firmware to allow drives to transfer data fast, but this was a complete surprise. We ran the test three times and each time the ISO score was above 380MB/s. This is a massive increase over any other SandForce SF-2000 series drive we tested other than the RevoDrive 3 X2 that uses four SF-2281 controllers in a RAID like configuration.

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