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Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 26, 2015 3:05 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Super Talent

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Sequential read/write transfers max out at 547/418 MB/s. Keep in mind this is our OS volume 75% full, and we are properly converting KB to MB.

 

Sequential Write

 

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The TeraNova is delivering the best performance of the test pool at transfers up to 2K.

 

Sequential Read

 

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The TeraNova has excellent sequential read performance. We would expect this from an SM2246EN controlled SSD.

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSD's. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4k QD16.

 

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Scoring

 

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Anvil's scoring gives a good indication of a drives overall performance. Of the drives in our test pool, only the Ignite is able to outperform the TeraNova.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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High IOPS, data on the drive and a 4-channel controller don't mix well. The TeraNova battles it out with the BX100 for last place in this test.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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The TeraNova with its 20nm flash has a slight advantage over the BX100 with its 16nm flash. The TeraNova is able to outperform the BX100 from QD1-8 and all of the drives in our test pool at QD1-2. Low QD performance is very important in a consumer setting.

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