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Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review – Testing Criteria

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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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

4. HDTune Pro Ver 4.5 We have used HDTune Pro for a number of years and in all other tests there has been spiking within the chart above.  We have never seen such a level result straight across and it was on the first pass.  Other reviewers are chuckling right about now I am sure as we have all been …

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Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review – Final Thoughts

5.  PCMark Vantage X64 We left the best for last with respect to testing and one will soon see why.  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 …

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Super Talent USB 3.0 SuperCrypt – SSD in Disguise – Benchmarks

The USB 3.0 SuperCrypt flash drive is ready to use right out of the box but for best performance, Super Talent recommends download of their own driver. The user simply downloads and uncompresses the zip file, clicks on ‘Setup’ and then ‘Install’ and the new driver is installed. It gets a bit tricky from this point as we then go into Device Manager …

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BitFenix Survivor Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review – Chassis

Prior to receiving the survivor, we sincerely believed that The SSD Review Test Bench simply would not fit into that case because of the size of the CPU Cooler, Graphics card and array of storage devices. We even e-mailed BitFenix and had to ask, “Are you sure?’ to which the answer was that we would see soon enough. CHASSIS AND INSTALLATION …

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BitFenix Survivor Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review – Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, its entirely believable that the planning of this mid-tower gaming case wasn’t accomplished overnight because its simply the best we have seen yet and by a long shot. We really haven’t even scratched the surface on the smaller things that BetFenix has paid attention to such as a newly patented design called the BetFenix Lockdown …

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Imation M-Class 128GB SSD Review

A few weeks back we received the Imation M-Class 128GB SSD and thought we would take our time putting it through its paces, however, recognized right away that there were some very appealing things about the drive. First off, the package included an upgrade kit in order to ease the users transition to SSDs as simply as possible which we felt …

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