Storage Bench v1.0 (Background Info)
Storage Bench v1.0 is our home-grown trace, which replays the first two weeks of I/O activity on a desktop workstation. Because it includes several software installations, the trace incorporates quite a bit of compressible and incompressible sequentially-written information.
The larger SSD 520 turns out to be slightly slower than the 240 GB Vertex 3. Meanwhile, the Intel's 60 GB model outperforms OCZ's by 13%. That's a pretty sizable advantage considering the 60 GB Vertex 3 is roughly on par with the 80 GB SSD 320. If you're looking for a performance-oriented SSD on a budget, the 60 GB SSD 520 is already showing well.
PCMark 7 involves more compressible data, which is why the SandForce-based drives jump out in front.
- Intel’s SSD 520: Enthusiast Storage By SandForce?
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Breaking Out New Benchmarks
- 4 KB Random Performance: Raw, Windows, And Mac
- 128 KB Sequential Performance: Raw, Windows, And Mac
- Incompressible Performance: SandForce's Weakness
- Tom's Hardware Storage Bench And PCMark 7
- Power Consumption: Idle And 4 KB Random (Windows 7/Mac OS X)
- Power Consumption: 128 KB Sequential (Windows 7/Mac OS X)
- Power Consumption: Incompressible Sequential (Windows 7/Mac OS X)
- Endurance Testing: Write Amplification And Estimated Lifespan
- Steady State Performance (Worst Case) And TRIM
- Real World Performance: File Copy And Backup
- Real-World Performance: Windows And Mac Boot Times
- Not Just Another SandForce SSD