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Corsair Performance Series Pro 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Corsair releases a new Performance Series part, but is the Pro fast enough to dethrone the Team SandForce drives?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 4, 2012 3:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Corsair

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

 

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

 

In order to fully utilize SATA III you need a system with native SATA III support. P67, Z68 and X79 systems are preferred, but AMD has made advances in their newer SATA III systems as well. Older X58 systems with Marvell based SATA III do not deliver the same high levels of performance, so we recommend newer systems when available.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Using ATTO we managed to achieve a read speed over just over 510MB/s read and 442MB/s write speed. The performance is sold and in line with Corsair's claims on the specification sheet. These numbers don't really represent real world performance though but this issue isn't limited to just this product but all SSDs.

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