XPG Atom 30 250GB/1TB Kit Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure Sequential and Random Performance (Read/Write/Mix)
- Peak/Real World Performance Profile

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Our third set of tests is Crystal Disk Mark 8.0. For a bit of background information, higher capacity drives tend to perform a little better in these tests. The ability of a controller and flash memory to deliver high IOPS will provide huge benefits to the score as well. The XPG Atom 30 1TB is rated up to 180K IOPS read and 200K IOPS write, which is less than half of the IOPS rated from our budget king drive, the WD Blue SN570 1TB. As such, the results reflect this fact. In addition, manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually achievable using Crystal Disk Mark and whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program. While these peak speeds reflect what XPG has advertised, the Atom 30 1TB put up mixed results. There were some bright spots, including posting the fastest Seq 1M Q1T1 read results, as well as RND4K 32QT1 numbers that were better than the rest, but also some lower numbers too.

Moving to the ADATA SU670 Ultimate 250GB, this is rated up to 30K IOPS read and 65K IOPS write, which really shows how much faster the NVMe interface is. Once again, ADATA's peak numbers are surpassed in our Crystal Disk Mark results here, which is one positive point. The rest of the numbers show this SSD is not too shabby of a budget drive, especially compared to the two recent drives in the Patriot P200 and Lexar NQ100. Both of these were tested with higher capacities, yet the SU670 Ultimate was able to hold its ground and only faltering in the first test. Otherwise, you can make your own comparisons in our list of SSDs in our graphs above.

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