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BIOSTAR G330 256GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 66%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

CrystalDiskMark

 

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4. With this version of CDM, we are focused on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4.

 

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Like we saw from our Anvil testing, the G330 is more of a write centric SSD and only delivers at best average random read performance. However, when we look at sequential read, we find the G330 delivering the goods. It is important to keep in mind that the G330 is reading from its SLC cache for this testing.

 

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Write performance is very good across the board.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791

 

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. 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. We focus on total score when evaluating AS SSD.

 

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AS SSD is a demanding test. With AS SSD we are looking for a minimum score of 1000. The G330 just makes it. The G330 posts the highest write score of the drives in our test pool, which somewhat offsets its atrocious read score.

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