Crucial MX100 256GB Review (Page 4 of 10)

Page 4 - Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark

About ATTO Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Several options are available to customize your performance measurement including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode with the option to run continuously. Use ATTO Disk Benchmark to test any manufacturers RAID controllers, storage controllers, host adapters, hard drives and SSD drives and notice that ATTO products will consistently provide the highest level of performance to your storage.

From: Developer's Page

Following up next is our usual ATTO read and write tests. ATTO is an often quoted benchmark, because it is easy to use and accurate. For the most part, it is a favorite among reviewers, and I have grown to embrace it as much as the next for the last little while. ATTO uses easily compressible data, so SandForce based SSDs will perform very well here; as far as the Marvell 88SS9189 is concerned -- well, here are our results. As manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually obtained using ATTO, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program. Crucial claims the MX100 256GB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 550MB/s and 333MB/s, respectively. According to our tests, these numbers are slightly underrated. It peaked at 556.663MB/s read and 361.663MB/s write in the curves demonstrated in our charts above, which is slightly better than the ARC 100 for read, but quite a bit slower than the OCZ competitor in write. Under the curve, its average write speed from the very beginning is very competitive; cracking the 300MB/s+ mark in write at 4K and above. As far as read is concerned, it ramps up a little slower. It started off on the lower end, and did not reach 90% of peak until 128K and above. This is a somewhat interesting performance curve, considering how it is pretty good at handling small file writes, but does not peak very high. On the other hand, its large file reads peak very high, but the small file read performance is fairly average, but still better than the ARC 100.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion