Intel's Latest Hardware Is A Cut Above


Random Reads

In tests of random read rates, Intel's new SSDs performed almost as well as in sequential tests. This bears out one of the advantages enjoyed by solid-state drives over their spinning magnetic-media counterparts. In tests of 512-byte packets, the S3500 delivered 109K IOPS after a 30-second ramp-up, and sustained the rate indefinitely. All tests were performed on an Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K motherboard with an Intel Core i7-4770K quad-core Haswell processor, 4 GB of Corsair Dominator 2000MHz DDR3 memory, and IOmeter 2006 running on 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.