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Intel 520 Series 240GB (Raid 0 update) SSD Review

Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0.1 x64.


Almost 900 MB/s sequential read when configured in RAID 0. This is without enabling compressible data either which will increase the scores significantly.

As we do with all our SSD reviews, we enable ‘compressible’ data mode, called ’0×00′. The performance gains are as we would expect with a Sandforce controller, with sequential read performance increasing to 956.7 MB/s read and 938.5 MB/s write.

Above, some compares with other leading solid state drives which we have reviewed in the last couple of months.

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