TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL
In testing, our main goal 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.
The software we will be using for todays analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal DiskMark, AS SSD, Anvil Storage Utilities and PCMark Vantage. We rely on these as they each have a way of supporting one another yet, at the same time, adding a new performance benchmark to the total picture. Much of the software is free and can be downloaded simply by clicking on the linked title.
THE INDILINX BAREFOOT 3 CLOSE UP
OCZ’s new IP is the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller that has a model number of IDX500M00-BC. Here we have a bit of a close up view of the controller first hand:
Crystal Disk Info NORMALLY provides some excellent information about the SSD itself to include its health, product information, power on information as well as the characteristics of the SSD. We can see that the SSD is capable of TRIM as it is not grayed out as with APM and AAM.
While we have a bit of space, here is a quick shot of the IMFT ‘OCZ branded’ memory of the Vector. Clicking on any of our pictures in this article will provide a higher resolution picture.