|Intel 311 Solid State Drive SSDSA2VP020G2E|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 10 May 2011|
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 is a file transfer and operational bandwidth benchmark tool from Crystal Dew World that offers performance transfer speed results using sequential, 512KB random, and 4KB random samples. For our test results chart below, the 4KB 32-Queue Depth read and write performance was measured using a 1000MB space. CrystalDiskMark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested, and all drives are formatted with NTFS on the Intel P67 chipset configured to AHCI-mode. Benchmark Reviews uses CrystalDiskMark to illustrate operational IOPS performance with multiple threads. In addition to our other tests, this benchmark allows us to determine operational bandwidth under heavy load.
Each of our tests with the Intel 311 SSD were consistent, and the best results obtained were used in the chart below. Sequential tests on this Intel solid state drive produced a maximum read speed of 195.7 MB/s while the write speed was 112.2 MB/s. CrystalDiskMark 3.0 reported 512K results of 161.2 MB/s read and 108.9 MB/s write performance, while 4K tests produced 23.38 MB/s read and 39.95 write performance.
Displayed in the chart below, the maximum 4KB queue depth 32 IOPS performance results for several enthusiast-level storage products illustrate which products offer the best operation under load:
In the next section, we continue our testing using Iometer to measure input/output performance...