AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review - HotHardware

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review

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Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2014, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on unformatted drives and read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA 2014
Synthetic HDD Benchmarking

The AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD finished just behind the leader in SANDRA's Physical Disk benchmark, just missing the pole position but a couple of megabytes per second.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
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ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.

We saw some weirdness with the AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD. At a couple of block sizes, in both the Read and Write tests, the drive's performance dipped slightly. We say similar anomalies with the recently released OCZ ARC 100 as well, which leads us to believe is something funky with OCZ's more recent firmwares.

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Looks like a solid all around performing drive. I wonder how much better the 480GB version performs.

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Big frigg'in "woop!!!

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We're getting close to having computers with all AMD components. Now we need motherboards, cooling fans, cases, and peripherals. You can do it AMD! I still use Nvidia and Intel though... :/ But I still like AMD and will likely try them out in the future.

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You harbor some ill-will toward AMD Joseph? It is at the very least a "reasonable woop". According to these benchmarks the AMD Radeon R7 really competes and it does so at a comparable price. This is going to be very exciting for anyone that is a die-hard AMD fan. I love their branding too. The top of this SSD looks great and custom builders will work with that.

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It's great to see another player enter the fray because more competition = better prices for us consumers. Yes

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I admit, I was skeptical but not a bad offering at all!

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wait, OCZ built? Isnt OCZ know for crap SSD's? I hope these arent refurb with new labels. I have reliability over speed OCZ failed at reliability bad and now expects consumers to forget that?

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High performance, and good looking for a reasonable price. Gotta love that!

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