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PNY Prevail 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing

PNY Prevail 240GB SSD Review
PNY's Prevail 240GB SSD is supposed to ship with 3K P/E cycle flash, but we found a nice surprise in our sample. It shipped with 5K P/E cycle flash.
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: PNY

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




The Prevail did very well in our notebook power test thanks to the new stepping of the SF-2281 controller.



PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Consumption




Idle power consumption is just above the consumption of the 840 EVO 250GB in our trace test. The Prevail also does a good job keeping the random write peaks in check as well.



Thermal Test - BETA




Ten minutes into idle, the controller only gets to 31.3C. The Intel 25nm synchronous flash only gets to 23.8C where it is close to the controller.


Under load, 10 minutes of 4K writes with IOMeter, the FPU gets to 70.5C and the flash closest to the controller is only at 44.4C.

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