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Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

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IOMETER

IOMeter is heavily weighted towards the server side of things, and since we here at HWC are more end-user centric we will be setting and judging the results of IOMeter a little bit differently than most. To test each drive we ran 5 test runs per HDD/SSD (1, 4, 16, 64, 128 queue depth) each test having 8 parts, each part lasting 10 min with an additional 20 second ramp up. The 8 subparts were set to run 100% random, 80% read 20% write; testing 512b, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k, 64k size chunks of data. When each test is finished IOMeter spits out a report, in that report each of the 8 subtests are given a score in I/Os per second. We then take these 8 numbers add them together and divide them by 8. This gives us an average score for that particular queue depth that is heavily weighted for single user environments.

If nothing else, these results exemplify the excellent R&D that Corsair put into this new Neutron model. Simply put, this drive does not bog down nearly half as much as other PHISON-based models, even those using excellent Toggle Mode NAND. Brilliant stuff.

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