Hardware:

  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro C1 CPU cooler
  • Asus P8P67 LE motherboard
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
  • AMD Radeon HD5670

 

  • Corsair Performance Pro 256GB
  • Corsair Force 3 90GB
  • Corsair Force GT 180GB
  • OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB
  • OCZ Nocti 60GB

 

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.

Editor’s note: The tests were done using a Renice mSATA to SATA adapter.