AS SSD Benchmark - 1482
Seq Read - 927.59 MB/s Write - 598.25 MB/s
4K-64Thrd Read - 487.57 MB/s Write - 433.79 MB/s
AS SSD Benchmark performance is not double but several items and total score are over 1.9 times more.
4KB Test - 100% Write / 100% Random 4KB
Total I/Os per Second 122020.57
SiSoftware Sandra Write 604.177 MB/s
100% Random 4k Write reaches 122K IOPS. It’s helpful for small files processing.
SiSoftware Sandra Write is also steady. The average is around 600 MB/s.
Performance Pro 128GB installs Windows7 Ultimate 64bit to test booting time.
Installing all hardware drivers and Intel Smart Response Technology.
Time to Logon 6 seconds
Time to Desktop 12 seconds
The booting speed doesn’t improve. It may be caused by clean system can be handled by single SSD already.
If I get the chance, I will install more software and compare the booting speed again.
SSD cannot support TRIM mode in Raid 0. It’s waiting Intel to provide new Raid TRIM software in the future.
Performance Pro web page shows the background garbage collection can support TRIM command to solve performance drooping issue in Raid mode.
It needs to be approved after long time usage. Anyway, it’s a great news for SSD Raid users.
Finally, I use NoteBook to test performance.
Due to NoteBook Raid 0 supported models are over 16 ~17 inches , after consideration, I choose acer TimelineX 3830TG for single SSD performance test.
3830TG color is very eye catching. The upper cover is aluminum. It’s also slim design.
It is built-in individual graphics and 6Cell battery. The price is very affordable. No doubt it’s hot selling model.
CORSAIR Performance Pro Series 128GB install in SATA3 as system drive.
HD Tune Pro 4.60 Benchmark
Read - Average 469.4 MB/s Access Time 0.078ms
ATTO DISK Benchmark max read is 507.6 Mb/s and write is 335.1 MB/s.
File Benchmark over 2048k read test is over 450 MB/s.
CrystalDiskMark Seq Read - 437.3 MB/s Write - 316.5 MB/s
AS SSD Benchmark - 795
Seq Read - 460.55 MB/s Write - 293.41 MB/s
4K-64Thrd Read - 269.23 MB/s Write - 229.08 MB/s
NoteBook SATA transfer rate is a little bit slower than DeskTop, especially in 4K.
However, in 3830TG SATA3 transfer rate, the performance is still acceptable.
Time to Logon 8 seconds
Time to Desktop 14 seconds
Booting speed compares with former shared SSD and HDD reviews.
TOSHIBA MK6461GSY 640GB 7200 time to Desktop is 42 seconds.
CORSAIR Force GT 120GB(SandForce SF-2281) time to Desktop is 16 seconds.
CORSAIR Performance Pro 128GB(Marvell 88SS9174) time to Desktop is 14 seconds.
It’s all test in same NoteBook and installed same drivers and software.
Two SSD are much faster than HDD. Performance Pro is even faster than Force GT.
Normally, SSD key performance role is controller. This SSD also shows the importance of NAND FLASH.
Previous Marvell 88SS9174 bundle with other brands NAND FLASH spec is as below:
Read is 450 MB/s, Write is 210 MB/s and 4K Write is 14000 IOPS.
CORSAIR Performance Pro uses same Marvell 88SS9174 but NAND FLASH changes to TOSHIBA.
The spec change to 500MB/s read, 340MB/s write and 60000 IOPS 4K write.
You can see no matter read/write performance is improved. Even 4K write also improves 2~4 times. It’s really excellent performance.
Native SATA3 has been launched a year. The SSD performance is breakthrough.
SSD Read/write performance is over 400~550 MB/s and 4K performance is over double as SATA2 stage.
Performance Pro built-in advanced garbage collection solves Raid mode performance dropping after long time used.
CORSAIR SSD product line has SandForce SF-2281 with Force GT and Marvell 88SS9174 with Performance Pro.
They are both highest performance controller so far. After combining high performance synchronized NAND FLASH, the transfer rate is even higher.
As SSD brands tough competition stage, besides SSD performance, users also need to consider brand awareness, warranty, price and stability.
Windwithme share this latest technology SSD as your reference guide.
Wish all of you can find the best C/P value hardware in coming year. Happy New Year 2012 and Gong Xi Fa Chai. Thanks
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