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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 29 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel SSD 335 Series Solid State Drive
Closer Look: Intel SSD 335
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
PCMark Vantage HDD Tests
Intel SSD 335 Conclusion

EVEREST Disk Benchmark

Many enthusiasts are familiar with the Lavalys EVEREST benchmark suite, but very few are aware of the Disk Benchmark tool available inside the program. The EVEREST Disk Benchmark performs linear read and write bandwidth tests on each drive, and can be configured to use file chunk sizes up to 1MB (which speeds up testing and minimizes jitter in the waveform). Because of the full sector-by-sector nature of linear testing, Benchmark Reviews endorses this method for testing SSD products, as detailed in our Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article. However, Hard Disk Drive products suffer a lower average bandwidth as the capacity draws linear read/write speed down into the inner-portion of the disk platter. EVEREST Disk Benchmark does not require a partition to be present for testing, so all of our benchmarks are completed prior to drive formatting.

Linear disk benchmarks are superior bandwidth speed tools in my opinion, because they scan from the first physical sector to the last. A side affect of many linear write-performance test tools is that the data is erased as it writes to every sector on the drive. Normally this isn't an issue, but it has been shown that partition table alignment will occasionally play a role in overall SSD performance (HDDs don't suffer this problem).

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The high-performance storage products we've tested with EVEREST Disk Benchmark are connected to the Intel P67-Express SATA 6Gb/s controller and use a 1MB block size option. Read performance on the Intel SSD 335 Series solid state drive measured average speeds of 465.0 MB/s, with a maximum peak speed of 472.3 MB/s. Everest linear write-to tests were next...

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The waveform chart above illustrates how well the Intel SSD 335 Series managed file transfers, making linear write performance appears very consistent. Intel's SSD 335 recorded an average linear write-to speed of 469.7 MB/s, with maximum performance reaching 482.0 MB/s. The chart below shows the average linear read and write bandwidth speeds for a cross-section of storage devices tested with EVEREST:

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Linear tests are an important tool for comparing bandwidth speed between storage products - although HDD products suffer performance degradation over the span of their areal storage capacity. Linear bandwidth certainly benefits the Solid State Drive, since there's very little fluctuation in transfer speed. This is because Hard Disk Drive products decline in performance as the spindle reaches the inner-most sectors on the magnetic platter, away from the fast outer edge.

In the next section we use PCMark Vantage to test real-world performance...



 

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# What contributes for PCMark scoreyaeslk 2013-03-02 19:29
Hi ,
I would like to know installing IRST driver, Chipset driver and VGA driver do they have an impact on the PCMark score for SSD...?

Thank you
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# RE: What contributes for PCMark scoreOlin Coles 2013-03-02 21:33
The Intel RST driver WILL have an impact on storage performance, depending on the changes in each version. Chipset may have a small impact, but often not. Graphics drivers usually will not have any impact on storage tests in PCMark.
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# Thank Youyaeslk 2013-03-10 06:27
Thanks alot for the quick response.
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