SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 330 vs S511

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Winner
ADATA S511 

SSDBoss recommends the ADATA S511  based on its .

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel 330

Reasons to consider the
Intel 330

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Much higher PCMark vantage score 65,878 pts vs 24,715 pts Around 2.8x higher PCMark vantage score
Faster 4k random read 134.93 MB/s vs 66.73 MB/s More than 2x faster 4k random read
Higher capacity 180 GB vs 120 GB 50% higher capacity
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.2 Watts vs 2.43 Watts 2x lower avg. power consumption
Higher AS SSD score 665 pts vs 516 pts Around 30% higher AS SSD score
More capacity per dollar 0.95 GB/$ vs 0.37 GB/$ More than 2.5x more capacity per dollar
Front view of ADATA S511

Reasons to consider the
ADATA S511

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.6 s vs 16 s More than 45% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly faster 4k random write 65.3 MB/s vs 17.45 MB/s Around 3.8x faster 4k random write
Faster tom's storage bench application 577.15 pts vs 524 pts More than 10% faster tom's storage bench application
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 187.23 MB/s vs 146.23 MB/s Around 30% faster AS SSD ISO copy

Benchmarks Real world tests of Intel 330 vs ADATA S511

4K Random Read

Intel 330
134.93 MB/s
ADATA S511
66.73 MB/s
Regardless of its relative performance to the Vertex 3, the A-Data S511 is a fantastic drive.
ADATA S511 | by Tech Radar (Aug, 2011)

4K Random Write

Intel 330
17.45 MB/s
ADATA S511
65.3 MB/s
And since the OCZ Vertex 3 has been the pace setter for all SSDs until now, the A-Data S511's performance is sure to raise some eyebrows.
ADATA S511 | by Tech Radar (Aug, 2011)

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Intel 330
16 s
ADATA S511
8.6 s
As well as some impressive performance chops the S511 is also one of the cheaper SandForce 240GB drives out there.
ADATA S511 | by Tech Radar (Aug, 2011)

Avg. Power Consumption

Intel 330
1.2 Watts
ADATA S511
2.43 Watts

Reviews Word on the street

Intel 330  vs ADATA S511 

8.8
9.2
Overall ADATA's S511 SSD is a great choice if you are in the market for a Sandforce driven SATA 6 Gbps SSD.
ADATA S511

7.0
9.0
Not only does the SSD deliver great performance to you in PC user land, it puts pressure on manufacturers to deliver a faster, better interface.
ADATA S511

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

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