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SK Hynix Canvas SSD
Its not often we see a new entrant in the SSD market even though they are relatively easy to make. Today we have one such product in our hands : presenting the SK Hynix Canvas SSD from the house of the South Korean semiconductor giant SK Hynix.
That is one good looking SSD! Lets see if the performance matches up to it or not!
But first, more pictures!
The SK hynix solid state drive arrives in a stylish little box – with canvas style artwork all around it, more like a smart phone.
The 2.5″ drive comes withing a protective anti-static packing with a plastic riser supporting it.
Accessories wise the drive is pretty bare-bone, nothing except a small guide.
Outside the packaging the SSD comes with a complete tool-less design with metal casing and a plastic strip running the inside of it.
We didn’t dare to open up the SSD since we were unable to do so but thanks to our peers in Kitguru we have some very detailed PCB shots for you.
Without further delay lets move on to the important part, the benchmarks.
The setup we used for this review consisted of :
- Intel Core i5 6600K courtesy Asus India
- Maximus VIII Hero motherboard courtesy Asus India
- Kingston Hyper X Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 DDR4 32GB Kit courtesy Kingston
- Kingston SSD Now V300 SSD courtesy Kingston
- SK Hynix SL 301 SSD courtesy Abacus Peripherals.
- CoolerMaster V1000 PSU.
A big shutout to the sponsors for helping us, without them it wouldn’t have been this easy.
Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data. Crystal DiskMark scores usually drop a bit when comparing to ATTO and this is the result of the testing data now being primarily incompressible representing movies, music and photographs. We tested the drive with multiple data sizes ranging form 100MB to 1000MB.
AS SSD benchmark Suite
This nice little German application gives an extensive result set. The test is popular, so I included it. AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the worst case scenario in SSD transfer speeds because of its use of incompressible data.
We used the included Benchmark utility
Anvil Storage Benchmarks