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Corsair Force GT (2012) 240GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 6, 2012 5:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: BETA 11


So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.


Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.


The software can be used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.


0-Fill Compressible Data




Incompressible Data




Like all SandForce SSDs there is a gap between compressible and incompressible data performance. The 32 chip design Force GT is just a small percent slower with compressible data. The incompressible score is almost 300 points faster than the Force GS, though.


4K Random Read QD32




When I reviewed the original Corsair Force GS 240GB I wasn't posting the high queue depth test numbers so I don't have a visual, but the GS scored 49,291.3 IOPS in this test. As you can see, using the same firmware and same test perimeters the Force GT 240GB with 32 NAND flash chips reads at high queue depth at around 20K more IOPS.


Most users will never get to a queue depth of 32; I would actually go as far to say that you would have to work pretty hard to get up that high, but it is what it is, advantage GT once again.


4K Random Write QD32




Both the GT and GS 240GB score nearly the same in the high queue depth write test.

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