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Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) review

Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) - An Affordable SandForce Drive

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Overall rating 7.5/10
Performance:
7
Features:
7
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Stellar performance on PCMark Vantage
Considerably more affordable than the competition
THE BAD
Poor performance on AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark + erratic performance at times


Results - AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD

AS SSD is a benchmark that uses non-compressible and completely random data. What this means is that the drives using the SF-2281 controller cannot compress the data first, which takes away one of the strong advantages of this controller. This is good to test drives like the Kingmax SMP35 Client, Intel SSD 520, Kingston HyperX, OCZ Vertex 3 and other such drives against SSDs that don't use the SF-2281 controller to gain an upper hand.

The Kingmax SMP35 Client got off to a disappointing start as it recorded the worse read and write speeds by far. For almost all instances, its read and write speeds were nearly only half that of the competition. The only instance where it posted decent speeds were when reading 4k file sizes.