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i was comparing my force 3 and force GT's benchmark scores, and exept with ATTO, my force gt has slower write speed than the force 3, isn't the force GT supposed to be faster wich incompressibles? i have 2x GT and their benchmark scores are identical. did i really bought two faulty GTs?

below are the benchmarks, pay attention to the write speeds. the scores are identical when using ATTO, but the GT became slower when using the other 2 utility.

FORCE 3 on the LEFT, FORCE GT on the RIGHT.
ATTO.png

ASSSD.png

CRYSTALDISK.png
post #2 of 15
The 120 GB Force 3 is larger, thus it has faster writes than the 60 GB Force GTs.

Otherwise they are ~ normal.

And I think they need their firmware updated the newest is 1.3.3 I believe.
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all the drives firware is 1.3.3. if its just because the capacity, then why can it go as fast as 500gb/s with ATTO?
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

all the drives firware is 1.3.3. if its just because the capacity, then why can it go as fast as 500gb/s with ATTO?

That is the difference in in-compressible and compressible data. Basically ATTO uses compressible data for testing while AS SSD uses in-compressible data.

Read this post on compressible and incompressible data with sandforce drives: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#post_15860069

And this post explains a little more: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_BenchmarksbyOCNmembers

With SSDs the larger the drive the faster the write speeds also.
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yeah i'm aware about the compressible and incompressible, what i'm saying is that the 60gb force GT has lower capacity but has the same speed as the 120gb force 3 when using ATTO, so i expect the GT to be better compared to force 3 when using incompressible files.

its just doest makes sense, they have the similar WRITE SPEED when using compressible datas (ATTO), but the GT became slower when using incompressible datas (as ssd and crystal mark). the GT supposed to be able to handle the incompressibles better than the force 3
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@ghostrider85 - Are you comparing a 60GB Force GT vs a 120GB Force 3? Nm, saw the updated post.

You're leaving Interleaving out of the equation. The more devices per channel, the more interleave operations. With a 60GB SSD, you're using half the channels.

Even a 240GB Force 3 will be faster than a 120GB Force GT (all but incompressible sequential read speeds):

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/corsair-force-gt_3.html
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yeah i'm aware about the compressible and incompressible, what i'm saying is that the 60gb force GT has lower capacity but has the same speed as the 120gb force 3 when using ATTO, so i expect the GT to be better compared to force 3 when using incompressible files.
its just doest makes sense, they have the similar WRITE SPEED when using compressible datas (ATTO), but the GT became slower when using incompressible datas (as ssd and crystal mark). the GT supposed to be able to handle the incompressibles better than the force 3

It's the compression algorythm you are seeing with Atto not real drive performance.

Regardless the size of the drive, when the controller is able to 100% compress written data the speed will be the same.

When writing incompressible, you bypass the controller's compression and write directly to the drive which is why the larger drive wins.

Keep in mind a 120gb GT would write at about 200mb/s.
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Ok, i'm convinced, thanks everyone! I think i'm keeping these drives then, its solely for my OS anyways so write speeds doesn't matter that much, i have a separate ssds for programs and games. Thanks again! I'll rep later when i get home.

Sucks that i have to reinstall everything again, i reformated it because my ssds are faulty
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The Force 3 read seems a little low. I get higher read and write scores within a VM on my Force 3 180GB.

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Of course, write speeds are higher because of the higher capacity, but the read scores are where you should be concerned.
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The Force 3 read seems a little low. I get higher read and write scores within a VM on my Force 3 180GB.

380

Of course, write speeds are higher because of the higher capacity, but the read scores are where you should be concerned.

You just gave me another thing to worry about. Now why is your drive faster than mine?
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