Legit Storage Reviews
Corsair Force 40GB Boot Drive SSD Review
|Date:||Tue, Nov 02, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
HD TACH 220.127.116.11
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 as possible.
Benchmark Results: While roughly equal in reads, the Force 40GB again crushed the Intel 40GB in writes. The diminutive Force kept pace with the larger capacity drives overall.
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: The Intel 40GB bested the Force 40GB in sequential reads here but they were more or less neck and neck for the remaining scores. Again, both were substantially slower than the larger drives in most aspects.
Next Page - PCMark Vantage Synthetic Benchmark
Page 1 - Corsair Force 40GB SSD Boot Drive
Page 2 - Corsair Force 40GB - The Internals
Page 3 - Corsair Force 40GB - Test System
Page 4 - ATTO & AS-SSD Synthetic Benches
Page 5 - HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
Page 6 - PCMark Vantage Synthetic Benchmark
Page 7 - Corsair Force 40GB - Real World Tests
Page 8 - Capacity, Final Thoughts & Conclusions