Despite the circumstance that the rating of a product is based on as many
objective facts as possible there are factors which can have an influence on a
rating after publication. Every autor may perceive data differently over time
whereas one possible reason for example is a deeper background knowledge or
understanding of certain processes. Certain unforseen market conditions as well
as changes have the potential to render a descision made at a certain point in
A closer look at the sequential thoughput rates reveals that this drive
offers some serious performance. Regarding sequential reads we se a
maximum value of 555 Megabytes per second. Concerning sequential writes the drive
tops out at 528 Megabytes per seconds. When it comes to random IOPS we measured
almost 89'500 IOPS for 4k random reads and about 71'000 IOPS for 4k random writes. On
the box of this drive you can find that it should be able to perform 555
Megabytes per second when doing sequential reads and 511 Megabytes per second when
it does sequential writes. During our tests we haven't been able to confirm
these values and we could even see, that was able to deliver more than promised.
Furhtermore you can also see that the sequentials are very stable and robust.
It doesn't matter if you look at sequential or random performance, the toggle
NAND flash - which in this case comes from Toshiba - that is being used, gives
this drive the last bit of speed which is needed to keep up with the very fast
single controller drives available these days.
Last but not least our recommendation: if you're looking for a fast
SSD these days the Neutron GTX from Corsair will be a great
choice and you can be sure that you'll do nothing wrong. You might think about
the fact that there are no long term test so far and that therefore one doesn't
really know anything about possible reliability and compatibility issues. Well,
we look at this the following way: since LAMD is has a good reputation in the
enterprise segment, we believe that this company knows what they are doing. These days you can find
the for 227 Euros (est. CHF 272.-) on the price comparison portal Geizhals.at.
With this price tag, the drive isn't a bargain, but compared to drives with
synchronous NAND flash toggle NAND is simply more expensive.
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