Intel series 520 240GB SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/05/2012 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
HD Tach is a physical performance hard drive test that uses a special kernel mode VXD to get maximum accuracy by bypassing the file system.
We look at average (not peak!) write performance in this test. In addition to sequential read performance, HD Tach tests the drive's random access time. Random access is the true measure of seek speed. Many drives advertise sub 10 millisecond seek speeds, but seek speeds are misleading.
Also again, without a physical head that moves around, the SSDs are just so fast as they have no mechanical moving parts. Here obviously, the smaller the number is, the better. In this case, 0.1 ms.
The Burst speed measured in HD Tach was 396 MB/sec by the way.
We review the Intel series 520 240GB SSD. They now have multiple SSDs on the market initially with their proprietary controller, then a Marvel controller, and today Intel releases the Series 520 SSDs based on SandForce, well LSI these days.
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