HD Tune is a Hard Disk Utility with many functions from error checking, health testing (S.M.A.R.T.), and of course benchmarking. To build upon our real world write test we also looked to see where the write speeds leveled off to by using HD Tune Pro. If SLC caching is being utilized, this test will typically show it.
FW 0208a (TLC)
FW 0206b (MLC)
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Our look at the Maxiotek MK8115 SATA 3 controller today, although just a bit late to the party, was a refreshing look at a DRAM-less SSD controller design. It is also a great indicator of where we are going with TLC memory and a very positive outlokk for the future.
Both the 3D TLC and MLC SSDs stood side beside throughout all tests and, when compared to other SSDs on the market right now, the MaxiotekMK8115 4-channel SATA 3 controller stood its ground very well. A decent controller, DRAM-less with a decent new company name…