Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA SSD Review

HD Tach Testing

Simpli Software's HD Tach is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives, flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device being tested."


HD Tach v3

Intel 310 Series 80GB

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We'd be more concerned with the goofy CrystalDiskMark numbers if any of the other benchmarks revealed the same kind of puzzling results, but that didn't happen. Moreover, the 310 SSD put the pedal to the metal in our HD Tach run and not only stomped all over its own rated read spec at 243.1MB/s versus 200MB/s, but also slightly outpaced the X25-M, which benched 242.3MB/s.

In the write department, it was more of the same, meaning the 310 SSD consistently hovered right around the 80MB/s mark, just as the X25-M did.

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