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Corsair Performance 3 Series 256GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 10:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

AS SSD Benchmark

 

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AS 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. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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In the AS SSD Copy Test we found the Performance 3 has been the fastest single SSD we've tested to date. This is one area that SandForce has had difficulty in since it writes compressed data differently than it does data not compressed.

 

- Copy Benchmark - Fill Test

 

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Corsair Performance 3

 

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MemoRight FTM-25 240GB

 

Our new Fill Test is back again, this time with the same 133GB added to the drives and the test performed. In this test the Corsair Performance 3 doubles the MemoRight SF-1200 drive in all of the tests.

 

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