Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance SSD Review (250GB/500GB/1TB)

TSSDR TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL

SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise SSDs. For consumer SSDs, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide. To see the best performance possible the CPU C states have been disabled, C1E support has been disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) has been disabled. Benchmarks for consumer testing are also benchmarks with a fresh drive so, not only can we verify that manufacturer specifications are in line but also, so the consumer can replicate our tests to confirm that they have an SSD that is top-notch. We even provide links to most of the benchmarks used in the report.

Sean Consumer Test Bench Core V51

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

This Test Bench build was the result of some great relationships and purchase; our appreciation goes to those who jumped in specifically to help the cause. Key contributors to this build are our friends at ASRock for the motherboard and CPU and be quiet! for the PSU and cooling fans. Also, a big thank you to Thermaltake for the case and Kingston for the RAM. We have detailed all components in the table below and they are all linked should you wish to make a duplicate of our system as so many seem to do, or check out the price of any single component. As always, we appreciate your support in any purchase through our links!

PC CHASSIS: Thermaltake Core V51
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z97 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU COOLER: Corsair H75
POWER SUPPLY: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W
SYSTEM COOLING: be quiet! Silent Wings 2
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 850 Pro

BENCHMARK SOFTWARE

The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Info, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, PCMark 8, and PCMark Vantage. We prefer to test with easily accessible software that the consumer can obtain, and in many cases, we even provide links. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.

CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER. 6.3.0

Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, to the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.

250GB

250GB Eluktro Pro Performance CDI

500GB

500GB Eluktro Pro Performance CDI

1TB

1TB Eluktro Pro Performance CDI

Crystal Disk Info shows us a variety of data for these SSDs including temperatures and read and write counters as well as a whole host of others. We see that the current firmware is 603ABBF0 for the lower two capacities and N1007C for the 1TB. Furthermore, we see that all the features are working properly of which include S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ, and TRIM.

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Good review. I have been waiting for a new review on a sandforce drive with synchronous nand. It seems a lot of reviews of sandforce drives are with asynchronous nand, I don’t know why. You hear a lot about Samsung, crucial, and all the 100 million different controllers. But not much about sandforce/Seagate I guess because it is considered old, but it works and real life and consistency seem to be just as fast as the new controllers all without a dram buffer. I can’t wait for Seagate and micron to pair the new sandforce controller with some premium micron… Read more »