Corsair Accelerator Series 60GB Cache SSD Review – Your System Start Up Decreases Significantly

BENCHMARK PROTOCOL AND THE TEST BENCH

This is The SSD Review Test Bench Number One. A quick click on the photo will give you a better look.

In testing, our main objective is to obtain results as pure and as accurate as possible and we want to ensure that no anomalies slip through. Simply put, we want to provide you with the absolute best results the tested hardware can provide. Repetition in testing is standard and, if necessary, we may conduct specific tests in Windows 7 safe mode to ensure the OS has little to no influence on the end result.

In order to validate and confirm our findings, testing is supported by industry accepted benchmark programs. All results are displayed through capture of the actual benchmark for better understanding of the testing process by the reader.

We would like to thank Gigabyte, Corsair, MSI, OCZ, and Fractal-Design, for sponsoring components of our Test Bench.

STORAGE MEDIUM

The hard drive that we will be utilizing for our testing is a Hitachi 320GB Sata 2 5400RPM HDD.  This HDD is not new in any way and it’s best days are definitely behind it.

We felt this characteristic an important one as most people that purchase this caching solution will be utilizing a hard drive that has been in use for some time and most likely came with the system.

SOFTWARE AND BENCHMARK COMPOSITION

For today’s testing, we will be using ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal DiskMark, Anvil Storage Utilities, PCMark Vantage and we are even going to do some comparative testing in start times. In order to assist, we have supplied links in the titles of some of our favorite analysis software to encourage testing of your own as well.

INSTALLATION

Installation of the Corsair Accelerator is quick and easy and consists of installing the SSD in your desktop computer and downloading and installing NVELO Dataplex software. There is no need to reformat your system whatsoever.

There is a serial number located on the back of the Corsair Accelerator SSD and you will need to write this down as it is required for download of the caching software and installation.  From there you simply follow the on screen instructions and reboot.

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46

Our testing is going to follow a very simple process, whereby, we demonstrate the performance of the hard drive before and after it is cached with the Corsair Accelerator.

HDD

CACHED HDD

The read performance high prior to caching was 77MB/s whereas caching increased that to 283MB/s.  Similarly, write performance started at a high of 76MB/s and increased to 257MB/s.  NVELO Dataplex is already displaying HDD performance at the level of an SSD.

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