Intel Core 2 Duo EQ9450 @ 3.2Ghz
Asus P5QL Pro
Super Talent 6400 4GB @ 800Mhz
Sapphire HD 5770 1GB
Auzentech Prelude 7.1
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Lian Li PC-B25F
Testing an SSD is going to be a relatively similar process to HDDs. While previous generations of this type of storage would get considerably worse over time, the newer ones supporting TRIM technology don’t suffer anywhere near as bad so its possible to test them in a more traditonal fashion.
Therefore, to benchmark this drive we’ll be running several synthetic benchmarks, along with a quick real world boot time test, to determine read/write speed and random access times.
Our benchmark list is as follows:
- PCMark Vantage – System and HDD suite
- Crystal Disk Benchmark- default settings
- Sisoft Sandra – Hard disk benchmark, default settings
- ATTO Disk Benchmark – default settings
- HDTach – short and long
For comparison drives we utilised a Western Digital Raptor 75GB HDD, an Intel X25-M (SSDSA2M080G2GC) SSD and our previously tested Mach Xtreme MX-DS 100GB SSD.