The SandForce drive controller approaches things very differently though, by removing the need for a DRAM cache although there is a buffer inside the controller itself.
The case has a silver alloy design, based around a 7mm height with an added shim to allow it to be mounted in enclosures expecting a 9.
As you can see below, it's a simple matter to use shorter screws and no shim, to have a shorter drive without any other changes. The bottom is bare metal without any stickers present.
The top sticker write amplification ibm thinkpad all that Intel has used over the years, listing the various important pieces of information such as model number, capacity, serial number, firmware version, and the like. After removing the four screws located at the corners, which also hold the shim in place, the shim and top cover easily lift up.
Once that is removed you are greeted with the underside of the circuit board, which in this case only includes NAND pieces. When you make the NAND yourself, you can dictate who gets what, and in this case Intel picks the highest grade pieces for themselves.
What this means for the consumer is no matter what, if you buy Intel SSDs you get the best Intel components. All of the cool stuff is situated on top. While these are usually the top speeds claimed by other SandForce SSDs, Intel's claim that their firmware is unique and superior to others on the market made us wonder how results may play out differently in our testing.
Compared to the previous generation Intel SSDthe had a lead in read speed, but dipped slightly below the average write speed when working with incompressible data. Our next test looks at random 2MB transfers instead of sequential, showing what performance might look like during multiple file transfer requests.
Moving on to even smaller transfer request sizes, our next section looks at random 4K read and write performance at a queue depth of one, and later moves to expanded queue depth tests. In our expanded 4K random read and write tests, we look how well each drive performed with multithreaded access.
In our 4K write latency test, which measures access times at a queue depth of 1, the GB Intel SSD scored very well with average response times of 0.
Peak latency times were also excellent, measuring Using CrystalDiskMark with randomized data, we noted similar read and write speeds as what we found with our incompressible IOMeter testing, although CDM did give slightly higher write speed figures.
Our last group of consumer IOMeter synthetic benchmarks looks at mixed-load server profiles including Database, Workstation, File Server, and Webserver.
Looking at the performance of the Intel SSD with repeating data, it led the pack in all areas at higher queue depths.
Our web server profile is read-only with a spread of transfer sizes from byte to KB.
Real-World Benchmarks If you are new to StorageReview, one thing we try to focus on is how any given drive might perform under real-world conditions. For the average user, trying to translate random 4K write speeds into an everyday situation is pretty difficult.
It helps when comparing drives in every setting possible, but it doesn't exactly work out into faster everyday usage or better game loading times. For this reason we turned to our StorageMark traces, which include HTPC, Productivity, and Gaming traces to help readers find out how a drive might rank under their conditions.
The first real-life test is our HTPC scenario. In this test we include: In this trace we recorded 2,MB being written to the drive and 1,MB being read. Our second real-life test covers disk activity in a productivity scenario.
For all intents and purposes this test shows drive performance under normal daily activity for most users. In this trace we recorded 4,MB being written to the drive and 2,MB being read. Our third real-life test covers disk activity in a gaming environment.
The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses.Very good consistency The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Series mSATA 30GB is just %.
This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Series mSATA 30GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions. It's easy to use, and the amplification can be adjusted to your personal preference. The various modes (four) are a definite plus, so you can adjust to whatever environment you .
Write amplification can also go over 10x if your workload is heavily random write centric, but that is more common in the enterprise side - client workloads are usually much lighter.
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