Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB 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 Phison PS3108-S8 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. Silicon Power claims the Slim S80 240GB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively. According to our tests, these numbers were slightly underrated. It peaked at 557.948MB/s read and 535.532MB/s write. Under the curve, it was very similar to the Patriot Blaze 240GB with the same drive controller. However, due to differences in flash memory chips used, the Slim S80 was a little slower in small file write, despite having almost identical peak values. Generally speaking, Phison based drives tested really well in ATTO's small file transfers, and as such, it was quite a bit better than the ARC 100 and MX100 -- although the Ultra II still remains the king in this category in the five.

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