Intel Solid-State Drive 510 120GB Review

Written by Harry Butler

May 18, 2011 | 07:53

Tags: #intel-ssd #marvell-ssd

Companies: #intel #marvell

ATTO Disk Benchmark Results

Website: ATTO Disk Benchmark

Following the introduction of Window 7's improved caching technology, our traditional sequential read/write benchmark, FC -Test, was no longer practical to use, due to data being immediately cached and thus invalidating our copy and read performance figures.

Instead, we've opted for ATTO disk benchmark as a straightforward tool for testing a hard disk or SSD's ability to read and write files of various sizes. The benchmark sequentially writes and reads files varying in size from 0.5KB to 8MB, and can also be adjusted for overlapped I/O and a variety of queue depths. We've tested using the benchmark's default settings, recording 1,024KB file performance.

ATTO's 256MB benchmark uses extremely compressible data, enabling drives that use compression-based storage, such as those based on SandForce's drive controllers, to achieve their absolute maximum performance. However, this rarely translates into real world performance, as the majority of today's data is at least partially compressed.

Sequential Performance


ATTO Disk Benchmark

4KB Compressible Sequential Read Speed

  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB (SandForce)
    • 194
    • 169
    • 149
    • 133
0
50
100
150
200
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Read Speed

ATTO Disk Benchmark

4KB Compressible Sequential Write Speed

  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB (SandForce)
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
    • 268
    • 230
    • 188
    • 127
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Read Speed

ATTO Disk Benchmark

1,024KB Compressible Sequential Read Speed

  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281)
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
    • 538
    • 430
    • 424
    • 368
    • 265
    • 265
    • 258
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Read

ATTO Disk Benchmark

1,024KB Compressible Sequential Write Speed

  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (SandForce 2281)
  • Crucial M4 256GB (Marvell)
  • G.SKill Phoenix 100GB (SandForce 1222)
  • Crucial C300 256GB (Marvell)
  • Intel 510 120GB (Marvell)
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB (Indilinx Barefoot)
  • Intel X-25M 160GB
    • 516
    • 284
    • 266
    • 233
    • 206
    • 197
    • 105
0
100
200
300
400
500
MB/sec, Higher Is Better
  • Average Random Read

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