Random write performance has always been a bit of a weakness for Intel, and our Iometer chart reflects the similar issues we saw in the X25-M. You might be scratching your head at the very divergent results from the two OCZ SandForce-based drives. Both drives use the SF-1200, the difference being that the Agility 2 uses SandForce's mass production firmware. The Vertex 2 drive, in comparison, uses OCZ's optimized firmware.
Writing completely random data to these drives represents a worst-case scenario for SandForce. When we rerun our benchmarks, the values widely differ from run to run, despite performing a secure erase. Intel's X25-M has shown strong performance in our previous tests, but the 310 comes up a little short here.
- Notebooks: One Drive Only?
- Meet Intel's SSD 310: Like X25-V, Only Smaller
- mSATA: Completely New
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Iometer Streaming
- Benchmark Results: CrystalDiskMark Streaming Performance
- Benchmark Results: 4 KB And 512 KB Random Reads
- Benchmark Results: 4 KB And 512 KB Random Writes
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Storage Test
- Benchmark Results: Mobile Performance
- Benchmark Results: File Transfer Performance And Power Consumption
- Final Words