Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup
This SSD has labels on both sides. Also of note is that the design is screwless:
…completely screwless. No fasteners are holding the PCB to the shell, either. It is engineered in such a way that the force holding the shell snapped together also keeps the PCB snugly fit. Our assembled sample did not rattle or otherwise make noise while shaken.
At the PCB rear we see some Toshiba flash.
At the front we can tell this is the same reference design we saw Phison demonstrating at FMS. Four more Toshiba flash packages, 256MB of Nanya DDR3-1600 (11-11-11 timings), and the Phison PS3110-S10-X controller, in the flesh.
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|
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