Legit Storage Reviews
OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SandForce SF-1500 SSD Preview
|Product:||Vertex 2 Pro|
|Date:||Wed, Feb 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
HD Tach v126.96.36.199
HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), 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 possible.
Benchmark Results: The OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD was able to reach 242MB/s read and 205MB/s write. The random access time and CPU utilization were really low, which is what we like to see on SSDs.
Comparison Chart: We compared the OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD to the Intel X25-M Gen 2 160GB 34nm SSD to see how it stacks up and the only test that the Intel SSD won was the average read benchmark. The results of HD Tach's CPU utilization test don't mean much as the application has a +/- 2% margin of error and the results of the benchmark are within the margin of error, which doesn't represent a significant difference. Let's take a look at a different benchmark and see what it shows for write performance.
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Page 1 - Is SandForce The Best SSD Controller?
Page 2 - Why The SandForce Controller Is Special
Page 3 - Inside the Vertex 2 Pro SSD
Page 4 - The OCZ Toolbox Utility
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - HD Tach v188.8.131.52
Page 7 - HD Tune v4.01
Page 8 - HD Tune v4.01 - Random Access
Page 9 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 10 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 11 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.41
Page 12 - PCMark Vantage
Page 13 - IOMeter
Page 14 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions