XPG Atom 30 250GB/1TB Kit Review (Page 3 of 10)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

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Our SSD review benchmark results are presented in alphabetical order, so it is understandable the first on the list are results from one of our favorite benchmarking programs, AIDA64 Engineer. Just to note, AIDA64 Engineer is a full synthetic benchmark. This means it is not necessarily a direct representation of real-life performance, such as how fast applications start or how fast it takes to start up your operating system. However, it does provide valuable insight into performance between different drives and different controllers.

As you can see in our graphs above, the XPG Atom 30 1TB performed rather mediocre when compared to all of the PCIe 3.0 drives. In the linear read test, the Atom 30 was clearly in the bottom half of all drives, with speeds hovering around 2550MB/s. In terms of the random and buffered read tests, the Atom 30 1TB was again in the lower half of the drives, sitting in between the Crucial P1 and the Kingston KC2500, while also falling behind budget drives like the WD Blue SN570. While the WD Blue lineup seems to be the king of the budget territory, I would have liked to see the Atom 30 get a bit closer to these numbers. The tested random-access time was 0.03ms, which is a bit slower than some other drives again, but it is not a huge deal. Even if these are synthetic tests, the XPG Atom 30 1TB were underwhelming.

As for the SU670 Ultimate, this drive was actually near the top of all of the SATA drives in the linear read tests, placing third place overall. This was a similar result for the random and buffered tests, where it was second and third, respectively. These are generally favorable numbers, especially when compared to other more recent SATA drives like the Patriot P200 and Lexar NQ100. However, one large outlier was its access time, which was quite a bit higher than anything else we have seen at 0.1ms. This is a bit strange, especially when SATA SSDs have been in the hundredths of milliseconds generally. These tests are still synthetic tests, but at least the results were favorable for the ADATA SU670 Ultimate 250GB.

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 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark
10. Conclusion