CPU: Intel i3 2100T
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB 1600MHZ
GPU: Zotac GT430
Storage: Corsair F40 40GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB LP
Case: Zalman HD503
To test this SSD I put it through several synthetic benchmarks and a real world boot test. The former benchmarks were as follows:
- AS SSD
- ATTO Disk Benchmark
- Crystal Disk Mark
- Sisoft Sandra Physical Disk Benchmark
For the real world boot test I used a stopwatch to time how long it would take the PC to reach the Windows 7 login screen.
For comparison purposes, I’ll be using a Kingston Hyper X 240GB.
Crystal Disk Benchmark
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB
Kingston HyperX 240GB
Some interesting results here, with the Kingston drive pulling ahead in sequential read and write tests as well as 512K and 4k ones. However, 4K QD32 sees the OCZ Vertex claw its way back and pull ahead (by quite a signifiant margin in the write portion).