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Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 31, 2014 2:04 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingston

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation, and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




SandForce controller ushered us into the DEVSLP era. The SF-2281 controller actually had the DEVSLP function even before we had a platform to test it. Even to this day, very few notebooks have working DEVSLP, but the Lenovo T440 we use for our notebook battery life test does support the feature. The SF-2281 might have had DEVSLP first, but now that the feature is being implemented into other controllers, the SandForce based drives are falling behind.



Power Limited Performance




In our notebook battery life test, the notebook hardware and operating system slow the clock speeds of the processor and system busses. This is what we call a power limited, or power restricted state. Most SSDs perform about the same here, but any increase over 126 points shows an increase in the storage system's efficiency in this reduced power setting.

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