System Overview & Testing Procedures
Our test system is comprised of an Intel Core i7-965 Extreme processor, Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard, Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 video card, 6GB OCZ DDR3 memory, 750GB SATA drive, Blu-ray drive, 1000W Zalman power supply all inside the BitFenix Colossus case.
We usually use CrystalDiskInfo to get all the information about our test drives, but for some reason it did not see our drive, so we used the info pane in HDTune.
For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks as well.
We also made these optimization changes…
- No power saving options in the BIOS
- ACHI enables in the BIOS
- Windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
- Windows 7 power saving settings are disabled
For comparison we will be testing the Enyo 128GB against these other solid state drives.
Keep in mind these other solid state drives are all SATA drives NOT USB 3.0 drives. They are just here for comparison. Also OCZ does supply a driver specifically for the Enyo. So we did all of the tests without the driver then with it. You will see these results in the graphs.