System Overview & Testing Procedures
Once you have your drives installed and formatted you have 465 GB of usable space for the 500 GB drive and 931 GB for the 1 TB version.
Opening up CrystalDiskInfo we can see all of the information about the drive. It supports S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, TRIM and DevSleep.
For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.
We also made these optimization changes…
– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 7 power saving settings are disabled
So let’s get into testing!