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Strontium Gamma Series 115GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 11)

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 10, 2011 @ 0:36 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Strontium

AS SSD Benchmark

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358

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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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If you look back at the CrystalDiskMark test where we observed a write limit of around 80MB/s, you can easily explain why the Strontium Gamma is limited to around 80MB/s when dealing with the compressed data tests in this series of benchmarks.

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