Hardware:

  • OCZ Nocti 64GB mSATA
  • AMD Radeon HD5670
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
  • Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro C1 CPU cooler
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB + Corsair Accelerator 60GB (Dataplex Software)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB + OCZ Synapse 64GB (Dataplex Software)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB + OCZ Nocti mSATA 64GB (Intel Smart Response)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB + Crucial Adrenaline 50GB (Dataplex Software)
  • OCZ Octane 512GB

Software:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
  • CrystalMark 3.0 x64
  • IOMeter
  • Mathworks Matlab
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2012

To ensure the repeatability of the drive’s performance and verify our results, after the initial run which initiated caching each benchmark was repeated three times and the median result is being displayed in this review.