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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – Test Protocol & Initial Tests

TEST BENCH CONFIGURATION Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz (OC’d to 3.2Ghz) RAM 6Gb G.Skill 1600 Triple Channel Graphics MSI N460GTX DDR5 768MB Power Supply OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600w CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ OS Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Wifi Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter Monitor Dell E228WFP 22″ Flat Panel …

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46 SIMPLI SOFTWARE HDTACH VER. 3.0.4 HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.6 “ BENCHMARK HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.6 “ RANDOM TESTING Both ATTO and HDTune do an excellent job of not only confirming what we observed earlier in the Crystal DiskMark result, but also, they show us that the Zalman S-Series SSD is an excellent choice for the …

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – Better Than RAID 0!

One of the most frequent questions we receive with respect to SSD performance is whether the SSD can perform better than a RAID 0 configuration. We have never seen a single SATA 2.0 SSD perform better than any combinations of SSDs in RAID 0, at least not until we started testing the RunCore Pro V and ran a side by side …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – BenchMarks

CRYSTAL DISK MARK X64 VER. 3 (OFILL) There are different methods of testing solid state drives with Crystal DiskMark, the most common being through use use of random sample data or ‘oFill’ data in the test procedure. The manufacturer provides his specifications as we test with ‘oFill’ data. SandForce controlled SSDs utilize compression techniques that, when tested with random data beside a …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – PCMark Vantage Comparisons

HDTUNE PRO  VER. 4.60 – FILE BENCHMARK HDTUNE PRO  VER. 4.60 – RANDOM ACCESS PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS In examining our reviews of the past few months, it has only been the last few reviews that SandForce SSDs have held top spot with such prominence. Our original intent was to tell you that the top 6 drives we have tested with PCMark Vantage are all ‘SandForce driven’ SSDs and all but one of these contain the SF-1200 series …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Its Lightning Fast!

The best part of being a technology reviewer is that every time there is a knock at the door the years are stripped off and we become kids again. The delivery carriers and I are on a first name basis and I am sure one or two are wondering if I should be reported to authorities because of the mysterious …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Interior Components

If we take a look at the card itself, we find out that there are a few more components than the typical solid state drive. The first thing we noted right off was the two SandForce SF-1200 processors which falls into the working principle that we discussed with respect to RAID 0 earlier. On either side of the card, there are also 16x4GB …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Benchmarks

1.  ATTO Disk Benchmark Ver. 2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark brought in high sequential read and write results of 534MB/s read and 473MB/s write which match right up with their listed specs. 2. Crystal Diskmark x64 ver. 3.0 (oFill) Enough cannot be said about the importance of the 4k random write score which is the single most important disk access method …

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