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Corsair Force GT 240GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

Corsair has a new custom PCB for better signal integrity, but is it enough to make this SandForce drive the one you should buy today?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 3, 2011 9:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Corsair

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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We expected to see a very flat line of performance when reading across the drive after Corsair implemented their new PCB design. That isn't what we ended up getting. The line looked more like a data acquisition graph from the suspension with a potentiometer attached on a teenager's car on prom night.

 

At this point we were worried that the drive had already been brought to a steady state, but a quick look in Crystal Disk Info showed only one previous power cycle.

 

Even though the graph showed quite a bit of fluctuation, we still achieved an average read speed of 338.3 MB/s.

 

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The write graph in this test showed quite a bit of variation as well. Here we achieved just 315MB/s on average, but the maximum was 364MB/s.

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