Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – AS SSD Benchmarks and Anvil Storage Utility Beta

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.64

Up until recently, ATTO was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data.  AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the ‘worst case scenario’ in SSD transfer speeds while using ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs as they use compression in storage as discussed earlier.  Many enthusiasts like to AS SSD for their needs.  Once again, the Series GT is shown on the left with the Force 3 next to it.

AS SSD COPY BENCHMARK

To provide an idea of transfer speeds, AS SSD has recently updated their software with a Copy Benchmark.  In this test, it copies a typical .ISO file, program and game and provides the length of time and maximum speed it took to complete the transfer.  Lets do the Force GT and series 3 comparison once again.

We can clearly see here how choosing the right SSD for your needs becomes more important with respect to file transfer, a task so important to some yet seldom utilized by the average user on a daily basis.

AS SSD FILE COMPRESSION TESTS

AS SSD has also provided a File Compression Test which does a great job of demonstrating at what level the GT starts its typical ‘read’ in comparison to the Series 3. Once again, the GT is on the left and a quick click on the graph will enlarge it.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITY PROFESSIONAL (BETA)

The SSD Review has been fortunate to assist in beta testing of new storage benchmark software, called Anvil’s Storage Utilities, which is the best single benchmark we have seen to date. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.  The Force Series GT results are shown below although, if a comparison is a must, you can refer to the Force Series 3 results here.

We found the threaded I/O to best represent IOPS testing as its results of 78745 came closest to specifications which list 85,000 IOPS at 4k random write access aligned.

INDEX

Page 1 – Introduction and Exterior Packaging

Page 2 – Interior Components & Test Protocol

Page 3 – Data Types, ATTO and Crystal DiskMark Testing

Page 4 – AS SSD and Anvil Storage Utilities Benchmarks

Page 5 – HDTune Pro Testing

Page 5 – PCMark Vantage Testing and Our Conclusions

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