4KB Test - 100% Write / 100% Seupential
Total I/Os per Second 66899.10
AMD A75 SATA3 performance is a little lower than Intel Z68 mostly.
Comparing to formerly AMD chipset performance, A75 has been improved. The gap with Intel chipset is smaller.
AMD structure has no SSD accelerating mode. If you would like to use SSD, I recommend capacity is from 90 to 120GB.
Drive C, system drive, can use SSD and the data drive can use cheap 2TB HDD to build the ideal system.
Third platform is NoteBook, acer TimelineX 3830TG.
It’s Intel 2nd generation Core i and chipset is Intel HM65.
The first time I saw 3830TG was Computex. I am impressed by its appearance.
Main tone is blue and the cover is aluminum. The thickness is under1 inch. It built in individual graphic and long duration battery.
The design is similar to business style. The CPU and 3D performance is mid-end above. It’s a kind of balance model.
3830TG price is also very parity. The weakness is 1.87Kg, a little bit heavy. However, it doesn’t impact the C/P value of this NB.
CORSAIR Force Series GT 120GB install at SATA3 as system drive.
HD Tune Pro 4.60 Benchmark
Read - Average 458.5 MB/s Access Time 0.178ms
ATTO DISK Benchmark over 512k test, the max Read is 550.3 Mb/s and Write is 510.0 MB/s.
File Benchmark over 2048k test, the Read can achieve almost 500 MB/s.
<All 0x00, 0Fill> Read - 472.3 MB/s Write - 459.8 MB/s
<All 0xFF, 1Fill> Read - 478.9 MB/s Write - 450.2 MB/s
AS SSD Benchmark - 423
Seq Read - 478.14 MB/s Write - 118.33 MB/s
4K-64Thrd Read - 107.38 MB/s Write - 121.99 MB/s
Set Force GT as OS drive, you can see the performance drop a little, but it’s acceptable.
4K performance is much lower than PC. I hope 3830TG can improve it by updating BIOS.
NB SSD performance normally is lower than PC. However, Intel chipset still has the standard level for transferring performance.
Time to Logon 9 seconds
Time to Desktop 16 seconds
Maybe some readers think it’s just benchmark. They cannot feel the real performance.
I change 3830TG drive to TOSHIBA MK6461GSY 640GB 7200rpm and test the booting time.
Time to Logon 19 seconds
Time to Desktop 42 seconds
TOSHIBA 7200rpm 640GB HDD is 42 seconds and CORSAIR Force GT SSD 120GB is only 16 seconds.
OS are both Windows7 64bit SP1 with same drivers and software. Force GT speed is 2.63 times faster.
SSD is really helpful for NoteBook system performance. Formerly, NoteBook hardware spec is always much lower than PC.
Using SSD can improve system performance which you can feel since system bootup, shutdown and execute files.
In 2011, SATA3 spec becomes more popular and it improves SSD performance indirectly.
Formerly, entry 32GB SSD price can get 64GB now. User also can have bigger capacity.
64GB mid-end SSD market now goes for 128GB due to the price drop.
SSD capacity and price cannot be comparing with HDD. However, they are looking for different applications.
By the other hand, 128GB in PC platform can be drive C, system drive and replace HDD in NteBook.
This year, SSD price drop make user have higher capacity and the applications are wider.
For SATA3 SSD, there are several types of controllers.
However, many SATA3 SSD Write speed is only 200~300 MB/s.
CORSAIR Force GT uses SandForce SF-2281 controller chip, the max Write can achieve over 500 MB/s.
For 4K performance, it’s almost the best solution in current SSD structure. It’s a very good controller in SATA3 SSD.
Force GT appearance is eye-catching and good texture. The capacity has 60~480GB for users to choose.
Plus CORSAIR has good reputation in after service and firmware update, you must put this model in your new SSD wish list.
Above Force GT benchmark is for your reference.