Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 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. By varying the file transfer size, you can visually see how each product performs across the curve. It does not exactly cache ATTO data either, but I am seeing some inconsistencies between runs. As such, I took the most consistent run, and used it for our results today. In the Read section, the Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB followed a pattern quite similar to the Seagate NAS HDD. Its ramp up speed was faster than any other tested hard drive -- other than the Seagate NAS HDD -- in the beginning; only trailing the Crucial MX200 500GB solid state drive. It quickly reached maximum performance at 4K and above, which is quite unusual for a storage device. Its peak rate came in at 180.158MB/s. Compared to the MX200's 516.222MB/s statistic, you can park a Boeing 747 in between, but it remained relatively competitive in the sea of desktop hard drives. In the Write section, it quickly reached its peak rate at 32K and above, but it was already at 140MB/s at 4K. With a top read speed of 179.958MB/s in uncached mode, this was pretty good for a 5,900RPM desktop hard drive with 1TB platters. In fact, it was consistently faster than the Seagate NAS HDD at larger file transfer sizes.

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 7
10. Conclusion