Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review

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HD Tune Benchmarks

EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

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The Intel SSD 520 series drives also performed well in the HD Tune benchmarks, and performed in-line with the OCZ Vertex 3 MaxIOPS, but trailed the Corsair Force GT in terms of write performance.

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