Testing – Page 1
Our first benchmark is ATTO Disk Benchmark which measures transfer rates across specific lengths. ATTO uses RAW data, our transfer sizes ranged from 0.5 to 8192kb. ATTO is usually our definitive benchmark for hard drives.
CrystalDiskMark is our next test and it has a sequential read / write test as well as a 512k and 4k random read / write test. When running this test you want to set it to 0 Fill, which uses compressible data. The normal test uses incompressible data which will give you bad results, especially on SandForce drives.
Up next is Anvil Storage Utilities, which is a really great piece of software. It is still in its beta stage, but we are very impressed. The SSD benchmark gives you scores for both read and write as well as a combined score.
We used Anvil’s threaded I/O test to benchmark IOPS. The block size was set at 4k and the queue depth was set at 32.
As you can see here the system is definitely using the SSD!