Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review

3. The Drive5. Max Read / Write


Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series (300GB) Review

Test System and Methodology

Intel SSD 320 – 300GB (Firmware 4PC10302)
Corsair F240 – 240GB (Firmware 2.0)
Seagate 2.5" 320GB 5400RPM

GeForce GTX 590 Graphics Card
Intel Core i7-990X
3x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
Gigabyte X58A-UD7


Asus VG236 Screen
Corsair AX1200W PSU

Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray drive
D-Link Wireless-N Dual Band USB Stick


1x OCZ RevoDrive X4 SSD – OS

Arctic Cooling MX-4 Paste
Corsair H70
Razer Megalodon
Gigabyte Aivia K8100 Keyboard
Roccat Kone[+] Mouse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Forceware 270.51

SiSoft Sandra
Crystal DiskMark
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
ATTO Benchmark
Crysis Warhead
MS Office 2010
StarCraft 2

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drives was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, where appropriate, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated) and each drive was Sanitary Erased between tests.

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

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