Drive Details - PNY Optima 240GB SSD
PNY packages the Optima in an attractive white and light blue flip-top box. There is a picture of the drive on the top of the box.
The rear of the box lists the contents of the box, and the drive's maximum random performance, power consumption, and compatibility.
This is the complete contents of the drive's packaging. A spacer is included, but nothing else. However, for this price, we cannot complain.
The top and sides of the drive's enclosure are formed from a cast piece of aluminum, giving it a nice heft. The drive is finished in a dark grey textured paint. Light grey lettering lists the name of the drive, and the capacity. Overall, it's a good looking piece of hardware with a quality feel to it.
The bottom of the drive's enclosure is formed from another piece of cast aluminum, contributing to the drive's considerable heft. A manufacturer's sticker lists the drive's capacity, shipping firmware, model number, serial number, and other relevant information.
Here's what PNY's Optima 240GB SSD looks like completely disassembled (at least the BOM we received). There is a thermally conductive pad to wick heat from the drive's controller and DRAM package into the thick cast aluminum enclosure. We removed the thermal pad for our photo.
Test System Setup
- Array Properties
The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive/array as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We are using 64k stripes for all of our three-drive arrays. C-states and speed stepping are both disabled in our system's BIOS, the high performance power plan is enabled in Windows, write-back caching is enabled via Intel's RST control panel, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled. We will be charting the performance of our featured array, as well as a single drive. We are utilizing Windows 8.1 64-bit for all of our testing.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing, and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details, Test System Setup, Array Properties]
- Page 3 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO, Anvil Storage Utilities, CrystalDiskMark, & AS SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks (Trace Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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