Intel SSD 510 Series SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive

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We really like PCMark Vantage's HDD Performance module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark Vantage offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple Windows start-up performance to data streaming from a disk drive in a game engine and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model.

This series of Vantage tests will stress read performance in real-world usage models, with a broad mix of sequential and random read transactions of both small and large file sizes.

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According to this first batch of tests from PCMark Vantage's hard disk benchmark suite, the Intel 510 Series SSD offers performance somewhat better then previous generation drives in a few tests, but somewhat worse in others. The mixed results are a directly related to the 510 Series' improved sequential transfers, but somewhat diminished performance in regard to random reads. The OCZ Vertex 3 drives had a clear advantage here and RAID 0 had a minimal impact on performance.

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