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Corsair Performance Series Pro 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

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

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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The ATTO numbers were good, but not quite as high as many of the SandForce based products. That changes when reading across the drive; here we found the Performance Pro taking the fight right at SandForce based products. With an average read speed just shy of 430MB/s the Performance Pro shows it can run with the Force GT.

 

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Still, the Marvell designs take a performance hit when writing data and the smaller drives are at a bigger disadvantage. We are looking at the 256GB model today so it doesn't see much of a loss when writing data and compared to the Vertex 3 SF-2281 controlled drive.

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