Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB 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 and similar will perform very well here; as far as the Marvell 88SS9293 Altaplus PCIe 2.0 x4 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. Kingston claims the HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 1400MB/s and 1000MB/s, respectively. According to our tests, these numbers were pretty much bang on. It peaked at 1416.206MB/s read and 972.592MB/s write. Under the curve, things looked a little fit funky. In the write category, it had a speedy ramp up, and quickly reached 933.284MB/s at 64K. However, things began to drop off, and results were quite bumpy, only to peak out at the end of the run. For smaller files, it showed a clear advantage over both SandForce based RAID solutions, but it did not peak as high. In the read category, things were much smoother. The Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB's unbelievably fast ramp up reached a whopping 996.868MB/s in 16K, and 1343.651MB/s at 32K. The HyperX Predator was absolutely untouchable -- even by the mighty OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB -- until 512K and above. Needless to say, the Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe 480GB remains to be the undisputed king in the single drive category, and was even quite competitive against RAID solutions.

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