For testing, the drives are all wiped and reset to factory settings by HDDerase V4 which you can get yourself over here. We try to use free programs and some real world testing so you can compare our findings against your own system.
This is a good way to measure potential upgrade benefits.
We tested the Intel and Corsair drives in both single mode and in Raid 0. There is a good chance that people buying one of these drives might in future add another for an inexpensive performance boost.
We also like to test Raid 0 when we get a chance!
Corsair F40 40GB x 2
OCZ Agility 2 100GB
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB (with Highpoint RocketRAID 620 SATA controller)
OCZ Vertex 2 100GB
Buffalo 128GB Microstation
Intel X25-V 40GB (+Raid 0)
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB SSD
OCZ Vertex 128GB
Intel X-25M 160GB SSD
Corsair P128 SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7 875k @ 4.2ghz
Cooler: Noctua NH 14D
Motherboard: Intel DP55WG
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1600mhz (4gb)
Sata Interface: Highpoint RocketRAID 620 SATA Controller
PSU: Enermax 1250w Revolution
Graphics: Zotac GTX465
Chassis: Silverstone Raven 2
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Monitor: LaCie 730 30 inch LED screen
All our results were achieved by running each test five times with every configuration. Median averages were extrapolated from the results – this ensures that any glitches are removed from the results. Trim is confirmed as running by typing fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify into the command line. A response of disabledeletenotify =0 confirms TRIM is active.