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VisionTek Data Fusion PCI-Express 240GB

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Posted May 3, 2013 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $380
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Blistering speeds; RAID on a single card; Low profile mounting; Outstanding value
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Potential lack of TRIM support (depends on chipset)
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Excellent performance and value to consumers who want a top product.
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Results: Anvil

Next up we have Anvil’s Storage Utilities, a piece of software specifically designed to measure SSD performance. It’s simple to use and its full of features such endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are simple to understand and easy to use.

First off, non-RAID results:

We have a respectable score here of 2,763. Not the best SandForce-based results we’ve seen, but still quick.

And now in RAID 0:

With the RAID 0 configuration, we see a very good total score of 3,571. Looking at the Random Write IOPS, we see over 70,000, which isn’t quite up to par with the specified 100,000. However, keep in mind these numbers don’t necessarily match VisionTek’s claims due to different test setups and configurations being run amongst our benchmarks vs theirs. That said, it’s still very good, and the GRX is performing admirably so far.

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2 Comments


  1.  

    You state, “The only real downside here is lack of TRIM support, but any SSD RAID setup will encounter the same problem so the Data Fusion is no better or worse in that regard.” But I thought raid is now supported on Intel 6 an 7 series chipsets? See here:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6477/trim-raid0-ssd-arrays-work-with-intel-6series-motherboards-too




    •  

      Good point. It really should read “potential” lack of TRIM support, since only 7-series chipsets are currently officially supported. Others can be, but not native “official” support as of yet.

      Review has been updated to reflect that.

      Thanks for the feedback!





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