Testing out just HOW good the BIOSTAR G330 SSD really is
From the era of the Winchester architecture hard drive to today’s HDD mechanical hard drive, the development in this field over the past 60 years has been astounding. In recent years, we have a newcomer – the SSD – in the scene, only being on the scene for less than a decade. With such huge developments, it is little wonder that so many companies want a piece of the SSD cake – be it the veterans in the HDD market, or the SSD rookies.Now the market can be described as a hundred flowers blossom, whether it is the traditional HDD manufacturers or SSD rookie, want to share their own through the SSD piece of cake. Today to introduce you from the traditional board brand Biostar BIOSTAR G330 256GB SSD
Today on BIOSTAR Blog, we’ll be bringing to you the latest release of BIOSTAR’s very own SSD – the BIOSTAR G330 256GB SSD.
For this product, BIOSTAR opted for a colour box packaging for the G330 SSD, making use of the one-time injection moulding manufacturing buffer frame to protect the SSD from any knocks and collisions. In the box, you will also find the user manual and installation guide in the packaging.
In this SSD Test, we will be using the 256GB version of the SSD. For the average user, the capacity of 256GB is large enough for the installation of the necessary operating system and also commonly used software and even large format games.
The back of the colour box has a bilingual explanation in both English and Chinese and the G330 series SSD is part of the G300 series. At the thickness of 7mm, it supports the installation in laptops.
The BIOSTAR G330 256GB SSD is made of a one-piece metal case and the anodised fine blasting process was used in the surface treatment to give the whole SSD a delicate feeling.
The back of the G330 SSD has a label to specify the capacity of the SSD and factory SN code and other information. In addition to the side of the installation, the bottom left section has four screws to screw the SSD in place.
The G330 SSD uses the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s interface with a much better transmission rate. BIOSTAR G330 SSD uses high-speed DDR3 cache and stacked 3D TLC particles to provide 2 times the transmission rate of traditional SSDs. It is also decked out with a 6-layer PCB and a great interface design to bring more stable performance.
Below is the list of equipment used to test the performance of the G330 SSD
CPU: INTEL Core i7 7700K
Memory: Asgatro pole DDR4 2400 8GB * 2
Motherboard: BIOSTAR RACING Z270 GT6
VGA: BIOSTAR RX 570
Cooler: BE QUIET SHADOW ROCK SLIM
Power Supply: Xin Valley GP700G black gold full template
This test uses a dual SSD system with another SSD as the system disk in addition to this one. In this test, we will be using the BIOSTAR G330 256GB SSD as the start up disk.
The final test results are shown using 3 separate software.
The first software we used is specifically designed for SSD: “AS SSD BENCHMARK”.
The final score of 924 was given to the BIOSTAR G330 256GB SSD and can be said to be ranked as one of the forerunners in the SSD field.
Using the “CRYSTALDISKMARK” test software, the sequential read and write speed reached 564.2MB/s and 513.4MB/s respectively, which is a testament to the performance of the SSD.
The other screenshot on the same screen is on another software “CRYSTALDISKINFO” and has its own SSD parameters in the software. Through this test, you can see that the G330 SSD has much better cooling performance compared to other similar models and has very stable performance even at 48ºC (with a room temperature of 26ºC).
The BIOSTAR G330 SSD supports S.M.A.R.T self-analysis reporting technology, NCQ native command queue, TRIM self-optimizing instruction and DevSLEEP deep sleep technology. With the addition of the various optimization technologies, the BIOSTAR G330 SSD has high-speed performance, self-monitoring and long-term stability. This will allow users to enjoy the great speed and performance offered by having an SSD without worrying about the slowing down or stability issues caused by long-term use.
Even though BIOSTAR isn’t necessarily the first brand that comes to mind when discussing the SSD, tried and tested users can give a huge testament to the reliability of the SSD. With the strong and stable performance, coupled with low storage repair rate and being cost-effective in mind, it can be said to be the new dark horse in the industry.
And with that article, this is the BIOSTAR Blog team signing off. Peace out 🙂