OCZ Solid 2 Solid State Drive
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 05-03-2010
Provided by: OCZ Technology
Testing Setup

I will be testing the Solid 2 using the following hardware:

Intel Core i5 661 Processor
EVGA H55 Motherboard
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 2x 2GB
BFG 550 Power Supply
NZXT Premium Cables
Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
Lite-On Optical Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Benchmarks used include the following:

ATTO Disk Benchmark version 2.46
CrystalDiskMark version 2.2
HD Tune 2.55
SiSoft Sandra Lite 2010 SP1d

I will be testing this drive against the recently reviewed Patriot Torqx 64GB SSD using the exact same system configuration.

Both drives were tested as the operating system drive running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It's my belief that most users buy solid state drives to run as operating system drives so I evaluate SSDs the same way.

OCZ has an excellent forum with many Windows 7 and SSD-specific tweaks but for the purpose of this review, I did not mess with any of those.

A quick check of the drive firmware in HD Tune reveals this product shipped with the current 1.5 version which supports TRIM.

Let's move ahead and check out the benchmark results.

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