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Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 10, 2015 2:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4.

 

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Let's focus on 4K and 4K QD4 performance. Look at how much better the Zotac drive performs than the HyperX Savage. The Zotac Premium is outperforming the 850 Pro at 4K QD1. The 850 Pro pulls ahead at QD4, but it's not by much. Zotac's Premium SSD is a very powerful SSD capable of delivering elite performance.

 

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As our Anvil testing indicated, the HyperX Savage has slightly better write performance than the Zotac Premium. Both the Zotac Premium and the HyperX Savage have higher QD4 and QD32 performance than the Samsung's.

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

 

AS SSD determines the performance of Solid-State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.

 

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The Zotac Premium sets a new lab record for a single SATA SSD with a massive score of 1,232. Keep in mind that this is our OS Disk, and it's 75% full, which makes a big difference in scoring. An empty drive always gives a much better score as you will see later in this review.

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