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Test Setup And Benchmarks

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System
DesktopMacBook Pro 8,1
Testing
RAW, Windows SATA 3Gb/s, and SATA 6Gb/s
Mac OS X and SATA 6Gb/s
Processor
Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 3.1 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled
Intel Core i5-2430M (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 2.4 GHz, 3 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
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Memory
Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 VCrucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333
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

Samsung 830 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: CXMO3

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

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

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

OCZ Octane 512 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 1.13

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 5.10.31

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

Intel SSD 520 60 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: -
Graphics
Palit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Power Supply
Seasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS Gold
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System Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate
Mac OS X 10.7.3
DirectX
DirectX 11-
DriverGraphics: Nvidia 270.61
RST: 10.6.0.1002
Virtu: 1.1.101
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Benchmarks
Tom's Hardware Storage Bench v1.0
Trace-Based
Iometer 1.1.0
Number of Workers = 1, 4 KB Random: LBA=8 GB, varying queue depths, 128 KB Sequential
PCMark 7
Storage Suite
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