Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review
Published: 4th January 2012 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
Crystal Disk Mark
Crystal Disk Mark places a variety of stresses upon the drive. The 512K and Sequential tests generally follow the speeds we see in other tests but the two 4K sizes always give the lowest results because of the smaller block size.
Because of the uncompressable data used a Sandforce drive doesn't gain as many benefits as it might in other benchmarks, yet the Force GT still bludgeons it. In fact it's almost a shock that the pure 4K test only has the RAID 0 set up in second place, because everywhere else it's doubling a single drive. Which we'd expect, but we're so used to the diminishing returns of multi-GPU that it's good to see some technologies still give us 100% improvements.
Writing is something that these drives absolutely thrive on. So often manufacturers sacrifice everything on the altar of a big read speed for the advertising, yet the Corsair Force GT is actually more impressive in Write tests than it is in the Read ones. The 4K QD32 score is probably the most jaw-dropping result we've seen from a drive in any test, ever.