Western Digital Blue SSHD WD40E31X 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 small inconsistencies between runs. As such, I took the most consistent run, and used it for our results today. In the Read section, the Western Digital Blue SSHD WD40E31X 4TB followed a pattern quite similar to the Red 4TB. Its ramp up speed was not as fast as the Seagate Desktop SSHD, which was the fastest we have tested here at APH Networks. The Western Digital Blue SSHD reached maximum performance at 16K and above, which is fairly normal for a storage device. Its peak rate came in at 166.808MB/s, which was about 10MB/s lower than the Seagate Desktop SSHD. Compared to the Crucial MX200 SSD'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 also reached its peak rate at 16K and above. With a top write speed of 160.739MB/s in uncached mode, this was pretty good for a 5,400RPM desktop hard drive with 1TB platters, but again, behind the Seagate Desktop SSHD's peak rate of 179.958MB/s.

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