Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB 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, 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 Toshiba TC358790 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. OCZ claims the VX500 512GB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 550MB/s and 515MB/s, respectively. According to our tests, these numbers were slightly underrated, although only by a very small margin. It peaked at 554.109MB/s read and 522.502MB/s write. Under the curve, it was considerably faster than the Vertex 460. Its read curve was consistently faster than its predecessor by quite wide a margin; at some points we are seeing a 100% increase in performance -- impressive. In many parts, it was even faster than the Vector 180. As far as write is concerned, its ramp up speed was also a big improvement compared to the Vertex 460. In case you are wondering, yes, it beat out the Vector 180 almost consistently under the curve, too.

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. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion