Gigabyte M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB Review (Page 4 of 11)

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. ATTO uses easily compressible data, so compression-heavy controllers will perform very well here. As manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually achieved using ATTO, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program. As for the M.2 PCIe SSD, Gigabyte's claims of maximum read and write are pinned at 1200MB/s and 800MB/s, respectively. According to our tests, these numbers were pretty close to what we saw, as our numbers peaked at 1223.087MB/s read and 807.791MB/s write. In terms of ramp-up, the Gigabyte M.2 PCIe SSD was quite a bit slower to peak than other drives, especially at the lower end of the packet sizes. Compared to our Toshiba RC100 240GB, the Gigabyte was slower on all packet sizes in both read and write performance. I cannot really fault them on the peak numbers, but I think the ramp-up speeds could be improved upon. Otherwise, it was by far one of the slowest ramp up drives, with only the older OCZ RevoDrive 350 seeming to struggle with the small packets too. Keep in mind however, the overall performance is still much better than a lot of our recent SATA drives, such as the Crucial MX500 or the Kingston UV500.

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 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion