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Intel 510 Series 250GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive Review

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel

PCPer File Copy Test

PC Perspective File-Copy Test v0.3

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. 

File creation was roughly similar to that of the Vertex 3's. Oddly enough, it seems all of these newer drives are just about as fast at bulk file creation as the Samsung 470 (which is SATA 3Gb/sec).

When comparing it to the Vertex 3 series units, the combination of lower rated reads and writes stack up against the 510.