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Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 2013 Edition SSD (120GB, 240GB and 480GB) Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 2013 Edition SSD (120GB, 240GB and 480GB) Review
Not long ago, we wrote about the Corsair Neutron base model with new 22nm SK Hynix flash. Today Chris walks us through the flagship GTX model that now features new 19nm Toggle flash from Toshiba.
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Corsair

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

 

- Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

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The only real weakness that we've found with LAMD controllers has to do with the performance drop off when data is on the flash. There are several reasons for performance degradation and drives that start with very high performance have farther to drop.

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