Intel SSD 910 PCI Express SSD Performance Review - HotHardware

Intel SSD 910 PCI Express SSD Performance Review

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ATTO is another synthetic 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 10 over a total max volume size of 256MB.  ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than IO response time, access latency etc. This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with default NTFS partitions in Windows 7 x64.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_Benchmark

 

 

In our ATTO testing, the Intel SSD 910 offers up an admirable performance curve, in line for the most part with its datasheet specifications for raw read/write bandwidth.  The SSD 910 actually out-performs all other solutions here with the exception of OCZ's Z-Drive R4 product, which is able to push close to the 3GB/sec mark for reads and well in excess of 2.5GB/sec for writes in this test.  We think of ATTO as sort of a best-case test condition for most storage solutions around here; so think of these plots as pretty much the best foot forward for each of the products we tested.

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Wow all i can is wow. But yeah for that price i would see no reason even for a hardcore tech enthusiast to purchase one but if you had one man the things you could do(run a data center i guess).

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Like the article ends with, can't wait for this to work down to the prosumer level. With the advances in CPU, GPU computing and SSD the future looks bright.

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on tha refrence pcb these daughter boards are on could you put their i/o on tha reverse side as well dont see pics of other side ..if so couldnt you do a double sided one ..and for these $$ it would have to be a 3.0pci lane otherwise i just dont see tha point although a cachedrive off one of these would be great @14pt lifetime

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You hit the nail on the head there, MSpitler. At some point you reach the limits of a PCIe X8 Gen 2 slot's bandwidth, though this cards doesn't quite hit that. Heck, go to a X16 card and you'd have plenty, though a bit cumbersome maybe.

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Though I would never buy this because I personally have no use of it, I can see where these come in handy. It's also nice to see where our technology in storage space will end up.

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Finally, Intel is jumping into the fray. This should create some much needed competition in this space. Will only benefit those of us prosumers.

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