Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

Crystal Disk Mark

Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

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.

Read

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.

Write

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.

 

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04-01-2012, 07:33:30

Ya93sin
That's some pretty sweet performance thereQuote

04-01-2012, 07:46:25

dugdiamond

04-01-2012, 08:15:25

khorngor
Correct me if im wrong, but last i checked you can't have both TRIM support and RAID enabled, its one or the other.

Though i know Intel is working on something to make it happen, but im yet to hear of it being available.Quote

04-01-2012, 08:28:22

Alicarve
Quote:
Originally Posted by khorngor View Post

Correct me if im wrong, but last i checked you can't have both TRIM support and RAID enabled, its one or the other.

Though i know Intel is working on something to make it happen, but im yet to hear of it being available.
Thats what i thought might have changed now though Quote

04-01-2012, 08:29:27

shortstrawfate
This is exciting... I use a 1TB drive for the data on my PC, it's looking like a couple of years down the line with a small premium I'll be able to use SSD for boot *and* data, then relegate the mechanicals to backup duties.

Is this using the Intel RAID setup? Just intrigued as RAID-5 was appalling on my PC at work, whereas a straight stripe was miles better since there's no parity, but I always suspected that the driver-based RAID had some overheads even in RAID-0. It's an older board though (something MSI with an i7-850 on it, not sure what, it's an off-the-shelf HP.)Quote
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