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Intel SSD 510 Series 250 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 12, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow i can't believe the Intel does so good, i was thinking it wouldn't do to its slower write speeds. Goes to show that they put quality parts in their SSD.
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    Almost no one is going to buy the 250GB version as its almost $600. And since the 120GB one is slower, this really isn't a good indication of the 510 family.
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    imo u buy intel ssd not for raw performance but for reliability
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    Review the 600GB version please :D

    EDIT: Oops. I got the wrong series. Sorry!
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    No IOmeter? :)

    I bought Intel 320 month ago, much better than 510 as for write/IO performance ;)
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    iometer is affected by data deduplication. used wrongly by many reviewers not using it on the physical drive. synthetic benchmarks are useless anyway
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    English please?
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    Was the latest firmware used with the x25-m ?. As it had a new one a few months ago.
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    why is the agility 2 faster than the agility 3 in windows startup??
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    no idea, but the tests were repeated at least 10 times per drive.

    it looks like sandforce introduced a change in their new sata 6 gbps drives that makes them a tiny bit slower in bootup compared to the old drives.
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    ah ok, i was thinking it might be due to motherboard chipset but your probably right
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    i guess its ok as long as just the driver not the hardware itself and for ssd little bit slower wont noticeable
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    i'm using the exact same hardware for testing all ssds
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    sorry i did not make myself clear, i know you use the same hardware for all SSD tests but i was saying that the motherboard chipset might be affecting the Agility 3 more than the Agility 2 because other tests i have seen show the Agility 3 beating Agility 2 in boot up tests
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    Wizzard... in your opinion

    I have read both reviews on the Intel 510 and the ADATA s511, (great job btw)
    I am looking to buy a 120gb drive of course I want it to be realiable but I also want preformance... the Price is the price, which one would you suggest out of those 2?
    I would concider ocz vertex 3 but too many horror stories :eek:

    also which controller do you like better? sandforce or marvell

    thanks for your thoughts

    zero
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    I like SSD reviews where there is more into the real world tests than stupid synthetics that don't mean a thing to me. So i hope TPU will continue to stick with the practical usage more than with theoretical capabilities of the drives...

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