Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB in 4-Disk RAID Review
Bohs Hansen / 4 weeks ago
I will be creating each possible RAID array through the Intel RAID tool and fully initialize it through the IRST control panel before running each test. I will be running a series of benchmarks with the software mentioned below on each array before destroying it and moving on to the next. I will let each array fully initialise which is a very time-consuming event and a review like this ties up the test bench for a long time. It is still worth it as we are sure to get the best and most accurate results and thereby a better review of the drives.
I’ll be using four drives in all the tests except RAID 1 mode that only allows two disks to be used. The SSD with the operating system is running on a different SATA controller to avoid possible performance impact between the operating system and our benchmark tests. Each of the following pages will display a list of screenshots from each test as well as comparison charts for a quick overview.
- Gigabyte Z79X UD5H-BK
- Intel Core i7-4790K
- G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866MHz (2x4GB)
- OCZ Vertex4 256GB
- CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid 850W
- Noctua NH-D15S
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I’ll use a row of different software applications to gain the broadest spectrum of results and allow for the fairest testing possible.
- AIDA64 Engineer
- Anvil’s Storage Utilities
- AS SSD Benchmark
- ATTO Disk Benchmark