AMD Radeon R7 240GB Review – OCZ-SSD with AMD sauce




AMD, in collaboration with OCZ, his first series of solid state drives on the market. The drives are similar to solid state drives that were previously released by OCZ and are often cheaper, although we only can count. Yet with recommended prices for the AMD-drive Those are 75 cents per gigabyte for the 120GB drive and about 62 cents and 50 cents for the larger drives. That is certainly in the smaller capacities too expensive for what’s drive. The main reason for choosing this ssd would thus mainly a Radeon preferred; you can get a Radeon video card, Radeon memory and also build a Radeon SSD in your game system.

Radeon ssd suits gpu and memory


High price
Not very fast

Tweakers zegt: matig
Price publication: € 150, –

AMD, in collaboration with OCZ, his first series of solid state drives on the market. Previously, AMD already Dataram together to bring. DDR3 memory under the Radeon flag to the man Cooperation with the OCZ SSD R7-series delivered, which is available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. Tweakers tested the 240GB version of the bunch. The retail price of these is around 150 euros.

AMD Radeon ssd To justify that spicy price, which in practice still set to fall, the Radeon R7 series of good family to come. Since AMD itself obviously no facilities or know-how for the production of solid state drives, the drives are made by OCZ and OCZ has therefore not invent the wheel. The R7 series is a hybrid of the OCZ Vector 150 drive and Arc100 series.

The Radeon R7-ssd’s the Barefoot 3 M00 controller is used, as with the Vector 150 This sends However A19nm flash chips from Toshiba, which is also found in the Arc100-SSD’s are. A cache memory twice 256MB makes the circuit board of the R7 complete. The controller and especially the firmware for the controller as tweaked for the AMD-SSD’s. Thus, the lifetime adjusted and those four years amounts daily 30GB data is written.

We have tested the drive in our full ssd protocol, but give here only the results of the traces and the power again. The rest of the benchmarks can be found in the bench-db using the links in the right column. The traces and power consumption are the most relevant to get an impression. Performance for everyday use We compare the Radeon R7-SSD with the Arc 100, Vertex and Vector 150 OCZ, and the most popular drives, such as the MX100 from Crucial and Samsung 840 Evo.

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