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Gigabyte iRAM Solid State SATA Storage Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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System Setup and Testing Methods

As our second real storage review on PC Perspective, we spend a lot of time going over our storage test bed and our testing applications in order to showcase storage performance and limits in an easy to read manor. 


You'll see some of the more popular testing applications including HDTach and IOMeter and also HDTune v2.51, PCMark05 and YAPT (yet another performance test) v0.3.  I also wrote a custom file-copy test for future reviews as well but because of the drive size limits of the iRAM we couldn't run all the tests. 








































Test System Setup


GPUs


ATI X800 XL - Review


Processor


Pentium 4 3.46 GHz Extreme Edition - Review


Motherboard


Intel 955XBK - Review


Chipset Driver


7.2.2.1006


Memory


2 x 512 MB Corsair 5400UL


Memory Timings


4.0 4-4-15


Sound Card


Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value


Hard Drive


Gigabyte iRAM
Western Digital Raptor 74 GB
Western Digital SE16 400 GB
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300 GB
Maxtor DiamondMax 9 80 GB


Operating System


Windows XP Professional SP1


GPU Driver


Catalyst 6.3


Power Supply


Antec TruePower 2.0 550 watt


Benchmarks:



If you have any questions regarding the tests or our testing methods, feel free to send me an email on the subject.

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