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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Force F100 SandForce SSD CSSD-F100GB2
Features and Specifications
First Look: Corsair Force F100
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
Corsair Force F100 Conclusion

AS-SSD Benchmark

Alex Schepeljanski of Alex Intelligent Software develops the free AS SSD Benchmark utility for testing storage devices. The AS SSD Benchmark tests sequential read and write speeds, input/output operational performance, and response times. Because this software receives frequent updates, Benchmark Reviews recommends that you compare results only within the same version family.

Beginning with sequential read and write performance, the Corsair Force F100 Solid State Drive produced 203.94 MB/s read speed, but only 68.30 MB/s write performance. The sequential file transfer speeds have traditionally been low with this benchmark tool, especially for SandForce controllers, which is why we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance for this section.

Single-threaded 4K IOPS performance delivers 15.97 MB/s read and 52.85 MB/s write, which is among the highest results we've recorded. Similarly, the 64-thread 4K reads recorded 123.13 MB/s while write performance was 82.51... both earning the Corsair F100 a spot at the top of our charts.

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Displayed in the chart below, the 64-thread 4KB IOPS performance results for several enthusiast-level storage products illustrates which products offer the best operation under load:

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Drive Hardware

In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests transfer rates using ATTO Disk Benchmark.



 

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