Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup
The components and layout are virtually identical to the Vertex 460. No real surprises here.
Our tests are a mix of synthetic and real-world benchmarks. PCMark, IOMeter, HDTach, HDTune, Yapt and our custom File Copy test round out the selection to cover just about all bases. If you have any questions about our tests just drop into the Storage Forum and we'll help you out!
Test System Setup
We currently employ a pair of testbeds. A newer ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt and an ASUS Z87-PRO. Variance between both boards has been deemed negligible.
PC Perspective would like to thank ASUS, Corsair, and Kingston for supplying some of the components of our test rigs.
|Hard Drive Test System Setup|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K|
|Motherboard||ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/TB / ASUS Z87-PRO|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133 CL9|
|Hard Drive||G.Skill 32GB SLC SSD|
|Video Card||Intel® HD Graphics 4600|
|Power Supply||Corsair CMPSU-650TX|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 X64|
- PCMark Vantage and 7
- PCPer File Copy Test
I know this is off topic, but
I know this is off topic, but whatever happened to intel’s DC P3500? Is that ever going to be released?
The DC P3500 is suppose to be
The DC P3500 is suppose to be released by the end of August. I am waiting to buy one when it does.
.50/GB is decent, but I would
.50/GB is decent, but I would love to see everyday prices dip into the .30/GB range or below.
Think it won’t happen until
Think it won’t happen until we start making over 1.5tb in 2.5″
Based on how the SSD prices
Based on how the SSD prices have been declining in the last 2 years, I think that $0.30/Gb is obtainable within 2 years easily, regardless of whether or not 2.5″ 1.5Tb hard drives are available. I have had a 2.5″ 1Tb Hard drive since 2009 and there hasn’t been any indication that there is any demand for anything larger for a laptop. I have seen 2.5″ 2Tb hard drives but the height is too tall to fit in most laptops.