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We used CrystalDiskMark’s default configuration for our tests, which benchmarked each SSD using a file size of 1,000 MB with five test runs. Please continue reading to see the results.

Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB Solid State Drive Review

The OCZ Vertex 3 MI achieved the best performance in the read test which was 5% better than the Kingston HyperX, 8% better than the Intel 510 Series and 9% better than the Intel 520 Series. However, in the write test, the Kingston HyperX and Intel 510 Series achieved a similar level of performance which was 3.1% better than the Intel 520 Series and 12% better than the OCZ Vertex 3 MI.

Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB Solid State Drive Review

In the read test, the OCZ Vertex 3 MI came out on top, beating the Kingston HyperX by 9%, the Intel 520 Series by 15% and the Intel 510 Series by 48 percent. However, in the write test, the Kingston HyperX achieved the best level of performance which was 7% better than the Intel 520 Series, 8% better than the OCZ Vertex 3 MI and 15% better than the Intel 510 Series.

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Henry has been taking apart computers since the age of 10, which eventually lead to a career in technology journalism. He's written for numerous leading UK technology websites as well as writing advisory articles for Best Buy.