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Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Author: AkG
Date: October 3, 2012
Product Name: Accelerator Series 30GB
Part Number: CSSD-C30GB
Warranty: 3 Years
 
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Crystal DiskMark


Crystal DiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds; and allows you to set the number of tests iterations to run. We left the number of tests at 5 and size at 100MB.



The small file performance of the Accelerator 30GB is lower than what we would want, but as with ATTO the reduction in performance over the 60GB model is not that significant. It appears that this smaller drive gives most of the larger modelís performance, but at a greatly reduced price.


PCMark 7


While there are numerous suites of tests that make up PCMark 7, only one is pertinent: the HDD Suite. The HDD Suite consists of numerous tests that try and replicate real world drive usage. Everything from how long a simulated virus scan takes to complete, to MS Vista start up time to game load time is tested in these core tests; however we do not consider this anything other than just another suite of synthetic tests. For this reason, while each test is scored individually we have opted to include only the overall score.



While a difference of 250 points is significant, this inexpensive drive continues to impress with the amount of performance it offers. After all, it is taking a downright slow hard drive and turning it into a drive which can almost compete against devices costing significantly more.
 
 
 

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