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Test Setup And Benchmarks

Intel SSD 510-Series 250 GB Review: Adopting 6 Gb/s SATA
Test Hardware
Intel Core i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge) 3.4 GHz @ 3.4 GHz, LGA 1155, 8 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
Gigabyte P67A-UD3 (LGA 1155) Intel P67 Express/ICH10R, BIOS F7
Kingston 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-2133, KHX2133C9AD3T1K2/4GX @ 8-8-8-24 and 1.65 V
Hard Drive
OCZ RevoDrive X2 240 GB, PCI Express x4 (System Drive)

Intel SSD 510 250 GB SSDSC2MH250A2K5, SATA 6Gb/s

OCZ Vertex 3 Pro 200 GB Beta Sample, SATA 6Gb/s

OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB Beta Sample, SATA 6Gb/s

Crucial C300 256 GB CTFDDAC256MAG, SATA 6Gb/s

OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G, SATA 3Gb/s

OCZ Agility 2 120 GB OCZSSD2-2AGTE120G, SATA 3GB/s

Intel X25-M G2 160 GB SSDSA2M160G2GC, SATA 3Gb/s
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5 GB
Power Supply
Cooler Master UCP-1000 W
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX 11
Graphics DriverNvidia GeForce 266.58
Performance MeasurementsCrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64, set to read and write random data to drive
PCMark Vantage
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2008.08.18, default configuration, not reading/writing random data
File server Benchmark, Web server Benchmark, Database Benchmark, Workstation Benchmark
Streaming Reads, Streaming Writes
4 KB Random Reads, 4 KB Random Writes

In all cases, SSDs are secure erased prior to testing, and attached to the 6 Gb/s ports on our Gigabyte P67A-UD7 motherboard.

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