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Corsair Force Series 100GB SSD Review

gotdamojo06    -   July 4, 2010
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Testing:

To test the drives, I started with an image of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2 with all the latest updates and patches and the testing software. Each drive was filled with data, then imaged to simulate a used drive. Testing is accomplished by using the test drive as the main drive containing the OS. This is done so that the testing is not just plugging in a raw drive and showing stellar numbers. That's not real life - you don't purchase a new drive to let it go unused. Write testing was completed before the drive was imaged. As many of you probably already know, solid state drives slow down as the pages in the flash memory are filled and must be rewritten to each time data is stored. This is the basis for loading the drives up first and then loading an image to the drive with Acronis True Image. Comparisons will include both SSDs and standard hard drives.

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Modules:

 

 

Benchmarks:

  • Drive Tests:
  1. HD Tune 3.50 Pro
  2. HD Tach
  3. SiSoft Sandra 2009
  4. Crystal Disk Mark
  5. ATTO Disk Benchmark
  6. AS SSD
  7. PCMark Vantage

 

The benchmarks will give a broad picture as to how each of the drives performs, so you can make your conclusions based on the performance of each drive. Most benchmarks are not yet optimized for solid state drives, but included in the benchmark suite is a new benchmark designed for testing SSDs, AS SSD.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HD Tune 3.50
  5. Testing: HD Tach, SiSoft Sandra
  6. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  10. Testing: IOMeter, Startup & Shutdown
  11. Conclusion
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