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Intel SSD 335 240 GB Review: Driving Down Prices With 20 nm NAND
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We continue revising and updating our SSD test procedures. Most recently, we started testing using logical volumes to better represent the performance of solid-state storage the way you'd actually use it. Unfortunately, it's a lot more difficult to generate consistent numbers this way. So, we're averaging the results of multiple iterations in an effort to better zero-in on the best results possible.

Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 3.1 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3
Memory
Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 V
System Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s
Tested DrivesIntel SSD 320 300 GB SATA 3Gb/s, Firmware: 1.92

Intel SSD 320 80 GB SATA 3Gb/s, Firmware: 1.92

Intel SSD 330 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 300i

Intel SSD 330 180 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 300i

Intel SSD 330 120 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 300i

Intel SSD 520 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 400i

Intel SSD 520 60 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 400i

Samsung 830 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: CXMO

Samsung 830 64 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: CXMO

Crucial m4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s Firmware: 0309

Crucial m4 64 GB SATA 6Gb/s Firmware: 0309

OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.15

OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.22

OCZ Vertex 3 60 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.15

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

OCZ Agility 4 60 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

OCZ Agility 4 128 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: DMX02B0Q

Corsair Neutron GTX 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: M206

Intel SSD 335 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 335s 335t

OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.5

Monster Daytona 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 5.0.2
Graphics
Palit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
Power Supply
Seasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS Gold
System Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate
DirectX
DirectX 11
DriverGraphics: Nvidia 270.61
RST: 10.6.0.1002
Virtu: 1.1.101
Benchmarks
Tom's Hardware Storage Bench v1.0
Trace-Based
Iometer 1.1.0
# Workers = 1, 4 KB Random: LBA=8 GB, varying QDs, 128 KB Sequential, Logical LBA Span
PCMark 7
Storage Suite
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