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Intel Enterprise SSD Roundup - X25-E, SSD 320, 710, 910, DC S3500 and S3700 compared

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel

HDTune 5

HDTune tests a similar level of features as compared with HDTach, but with a different access pattern. Thus provides us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum and average transfer rates as well as the burst rates and access times. CPU utilization has proven negligible with modern processing horsepower, and is no longer included.

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HDTune's burst test gives inconsistent results. Posted here for information only.

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This is about as clear of a spread as you can get for sequential read speeds. There is a clear line of distinction between 3Gb/sec and 6Gb/sec units. The Samsung 840 Pro actually gives great figures for a consumer drive.

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All SSDs have near negligible access times when compared to the HDD.

June 25, 2013 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just wanted to mention that according to Paul Thurrott on one of his Windows Weekly podcasts he mentioned file copy , etc. is DRAMATICALLY faster on Windows 8 compared to any previous versions of Windows.
Would love to see the test results on a Windows 8 machine.

July 3, 2013 | 09:28 AM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

The batch copy we perform is conducted from the command line. It is not subject to the overhead of copying via Windows Explorer, which is what saw a *significant* improvement in Windows 8.

June 27, 2013 | 03:01 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

samsung 840 250g good price on egg and very fast in any laptop
it's not the pro which all sites seem to get but it's almost as fast and much less expensive

July 3, 2013 | 09:30 AM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

We reviewed the standard 840 here, in addition to the 840 Pro.

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