Legit Storage Reviews
OCZ Vector 256GB Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD Review
|Date:||Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
ATTO & AS-SSD Benchmarks
ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.
ATTO - Intel P67 Platform
Benchmark Results: Right off the bat, the OCZ Vector drive flexes it's muscles as it puts up the best write score to date and very much near the top read score as well. While ATTO generally offers the best case scenario performance for a drive, it's always nice to see the manufacturer specifications exceeded, even if by a little. The smaller sized files show very strong scores as well.
AS-SSD (1.6.4237.30508) Benchmark - Intel P67 Platform
We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we'll show the results from two of them.
Benchmark Results: Knowing in advance that the Barefoot 3 controller didn't rely on compression to boost write speeds, we assumed scores on this benchmark and CrystalDiskMark would be good and we certainly weren't disappointed. It posted the best overall score as well as the best write score we've seen from single SATA 6Gbps drive. The Corsair Neutron GTX is very close in performance as well which is going to be a recurring theme as we look at performance.
Benchmark Results: Further evidence that the drive is data type agnostic, we see the compression graph lines as flat as we've even seen them with very little variation throughout.
Next Page - CrystalDiskMark and PCMark 7
Page 1 - OCZ Goes Barefoot Again & Scores
Page 2 - A Look Inside The Vector
Page 3 - Test System & Comparison Drives
Page 4 - ATTO & AS-SSD Benchmarks
Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and PCMark 7
Page 6 - Real World & IOPS Tests
Page 7 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions