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

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel

Yapt v0.3

Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though, as the benchmark is quite useful.  It creates a test file of about 100 MB in size and runs both random and sequential read and write tests with it while changing the data I/O size in the process.  The results are a good look at overall drive performance.

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Once again a clear line between 3Gbit and 6Gbit interfaces, with the 910's SAS link sitting mostly just in-between the two. DC series SSDs appear extremely sensitive to non-4k-aligned IO, and YAPT is not a 4k-aligned test.

June 25, 2013 | 08:41 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 | 12:28 PM - 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 | 06:01 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 | 12:30 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

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

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