BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters


Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

TweakTown's SSD Fill Testing Explained - PCSTATS.com TweakTown's SSD Fill Testing Explained
Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:02AM | Filed under: Hard Drives| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

"It would be difficult for most people to imagine the amount of testing that goes into a product review. I think most reading this have run a benchmark on their system before, but few can really grasp what it means to systematically run test after test without varying order or timeline. We run a lot of tests, several more than what makes it into a final review. Once you master the art of testing and the discipline of keeping a dedicated test machine, certain patterns emerge. Some of these show up in the tests that are published and sometimes they show up in others. When a test shows something of value and isn't redundant with another test, we typically bring that test into the review. This can sometimes be to explain something we saw in another test or at times add a way to look at a product. In June 2010 at Computex we were given the opportunity to test an early sample of the ADATA S501. The S501 uses the Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller, the same used in the Corsair Performance 3 and Intel 510 Series. In our post review testing we noticed that even after pounding the drive with our entire test suite the drive actually increased both read and write performance by a small margin. Typically, as a new drive gets 'broken in', performance decreases; this is called bringing the drive to a steady state."

FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Recent News in Hard Drives
WD Xe 10k SAS 2.5-inch Enterprise HDD Review Apr 24
OCZ VERTEX 460 240GB Review @ Vortez Apr 24
Kingwin KF-252-BK Internal Hard Drive Hot Swap Rack Review Apr 24
Crucial M550 512GB SATA SSD @ Custom PC Review Apr 23
Micron M500DC Enterprise Class SSD Review Apr 23
Review: Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Apr 23
Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review Apr 23
OCZ 240GB Vertex 460 solid state drive review @ OCIA.net Apr 23
HGST Ultrastar SSD800MH 12Gb/s SAS3 Enterprise SSD Review Apr 23
Plextor M6e 512GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review Apr 22
more...

News Categories
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   Looking for something a little farther back? Try PCstats News Archives: 1999 - present
   04 / 24 / 2014 | 12:27PM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2014 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.