SSD Force Corsair F60 - The performance test
I tested the Corsair F60 on a PC with the following configuration:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU @ 3 GHz
- Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard
- 4 GB DDR2 RAM @1066, Corsair XMS2 C5C
- Intel ICH10R SATA controller, using Intel RST drivers (Rapid Storage Technology) version 22.214.171.1244 - 03/03/2010
- Corsair Force F60, with the original firmware, version 1.1, without any data written on it.
Firmware version is important, because version 1.0 (a.k.a. SandForce RC firmware version 3.0.1), present in most SSDs Force test series made earlier this year offers some performance advantages but also have some problems with blue screens when the PC returns from sleep mode. About version 1.1 firmware is said to be a SandForce MP (Mass Production, ver. 3.0.5 or 3.2.0?), but the current version (firmware ver. 1.1) installed by Corsair has some limitations regarding the maximum number of IOPS. It is also important the driver version: Intel RST package does not support TRIM on driver versions before version 9.6. Some tests show that Intel version 126.96.36.1994 RST provides much better performance than previous versions of the driver, including SSDs used in RAID.
Below are the data transfer rate and access time I measured:
Corsair F60 / AS SSD Benchmark
Corsair F60 / ATTO Disk BenchmarkCorsair F60 / Everest Ultimate 5.50 - Linear Read TestCorsair F60 / CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Benchmark
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