Hardware:

  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro C1 CPU cooler
  • Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
  • AMD Radeon HD5670
  • OCZ Nocti 64GB mSATA
  • Corsair Performance Pro 256GB
  • OCZ Agility 3 240GB
  • OCZ Octane 512MB
  • Patriot Pyro SE 120GB
  • Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB (Note: Connected through an mSATA to SATA adapter on a SATA-3 capable port)

Software:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
  • ATTO disk Benchmark
  • CrystalMark 3.0 x64
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
  • IOMeter
  • SiSoft Sandra
  • AS SSD
  • Mathworks Matlab
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2012

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