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Intel SSD 525 Series Full Capacity Roundup - Intel Sweeps mSATA

Subject: Storage
Tagged: Intel, ssd, 525, msata

PCPer File Copy Test

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same hard drive and times the copy process as well.  There are four file patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @ 10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each. 

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All 525's perform approx. 20% behind the SSD 520, with the 60 and 30GB models lagging further due to reduced die count. The older 310 Series, hobbled by SATA 3Gb/sec and write speeds capped at 80MB/sec, has a hard time keeping up with the spinning disk 1TB VelociRaptor.

January 31, 2013 | 04:48 PM - Posted by David (not verified)

Huh. An mSATA SSD that doesn't suck!

February 1, 2013 | 01:20 PM - Posted by eastbayrae

They need to be bigger.

February 2, 2013 | 02:12 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I can't wait till the 480s come down in price then maybe ill remove the 20gb slc one that came with my gigabyte mb and install the 480gb one for my main drive and use my 500gb black as a external back up for game files like Steam.

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