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Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 10, 2015 2:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Iometer - Maximum IOPS


Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014


We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. (No Partition)


Max IOPS Read




Max IOPS Write







Kingston's HyperX Savage just edges out the Zotac Premium for the highest IOPS. The Zotac drive can hit higher maximum IOPS than the non-S10 drives in our test pool.



Iometer - Disk Response


Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014


We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.


Avg. Write Response




Avg. Read Response






With a partition on the drives, the superior 4K QD1 read performance of the Zotac Premium is quite apparent. It's much better than the other S10 powered SSD's. The Zotac Premium sets a new lab record for lowest read response times for a SATA SSD.



DiskBench - Directory Copy


Version and / or Patch Used:


We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible sequential and random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drives read transfer rate. Our system is restarted before the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.


Write Transfer Rate




Read Transfer Rate






Just as we've seen throughout our testing, the Zotac Premium has better read performance than the HyperX Savage, and the HyperX Savage outperforms the Zotac Premium when writing data.

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