Samsung Series 470 250GB 2.5in SSD
Smart on Sata II
To be honest, both of these drives feel identical to use on a fresh Windows 7 Professional x64 install, so let’s pull them apart (figuratively):
Throughput in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
Longer bars are better
Crystal DiskMark brings good news, with the 470 effectively hitting 250MB/s for sequential read , and although I wasn’t able to see the claimed 220MB/s writes, it did blow past the Intel drive in most of the other tests, most notably the 512KB random read.
The AS SSD numbers are equally impressive, demonstrating the huge advantage SSDs have over magnetic media. With peak read IOPS at 31K and writes topping out at around 17K, the Samsung 470 is very much similar to Intel’s 320.