Intel 510 Series 250GB SSDs Reviewed in RAID 0

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AS-SSD Synthetic Benchmark

We continue on with our battery of benchmarks.

AS-SSD (1.6.4013.39530) 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 all of them.

Intel 510 Series AS-SSD

Intel 510 Series AS-SSD

Benchmark Results: Like CrystalDiskMark, AS-SSD relies mostly on incompressible data so the write gap between it and the SandForce 2xxx drives vanishes and even bested on the sequential test. RAID 0 performance here just kills, blowing away even the RevoDrive X2 although curiously, not in the overall score.

Intel 510 Series AS-SSD GRID

Intel 510 Series AS-SSD

Benchmark Results: The Intel 510 Series shows its superior firmware as compared to the Plextor drive utilizing the same controller. Overall, the performance lags specifically in the random writes as compared to the SandForce 2xxxx drives but the random reads rate just the opposite.

Let’s do some real world tests!

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