Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a two month old install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit that was used daily and had nothing special done to it.

Windows 7 64-Bit Install Date

All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 test system was run in triple-channel memory mode at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 memory timings. The Gigabyte X58 Extreme motherboard uses the Intel ICH10R south bridge chipset, which is what was used for testing. The board was run using BIOS F9D, which was the most current BIOS available when testing was done. The BIOS was set to run the SATA drive in AHCI mode in order to get the very best performance numbers possible.

Corsair Obsidian 800D ATX PC Case

Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform



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Core i7 975 Extreme


Gigabyte X58 Extreme


12GB Kingston DDR3 1600MHz

Video Card

3x GeForce GTX 280

Hard Drive

Intel 160GB G2 SSD


Aragon 900

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000W

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks and see what the Intel X25-M 160GB SSD has to offer!

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