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Disappointed with Intel 530 240 gig performance

I have set this up and optimized it fully but the performance is mediocre at best , yeah a little better than my mechanical HD but not nearly as impressive as i thought it would be or what Intel would have you believe . On the retail box it says (super fast hard drive replacement) and comes with a Speed Demon sticker lol.

I hope Intel will rework the firmware to make it a little more impressive . Not a happy customer

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Hi Sammy49, may I ask for the conditions you are using to test the Intel® SSD 530? Such as:

  • System model
  • SATA controller and driver version
  • Operating system
  • The benchmark tool used to measure the performance, its results, and any other software being used.
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I am just wondering why this SSD series is rated so low for speed at just about every review site out there , intel says it's super fast but it's anything but.

The below is just another in a long list of poor to mediocre at best reviews.

EFFECTIVE SPEED: POOR http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-is-the-effective-SSD-speed-index/42 ?

At just 5 months old the Intel 530 Series SSD is the newest SSD in the group test. Unfortunately the 530 uses the same basic formula we have seen going back two and a half years. Sporting a http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Search?searchTerm=sandforce&page=1&tab=SProducts Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with 20nm NAND flash the performance profile struggles with http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-is-incompressible-data/43 incompressible data and predictably favors reads over writes as with all the other Sandforce 2281 drives we have seen. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 498/154 and 454/131 MB/s the 120GB Intel 530 lags the group leaders by 50%. Small file 4K peak and average performance clocked in at 34/101 and 26/76 MB/s which is slightly above average for a leading 120GB SSD. There are faster and cheaper alternatives available in the http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/ group test. [Feb '14 http://www.userbenchmark.com/SSDrivePro/User?id=30 SSDrivePro]

 

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