XPG Atom 50 1TB 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

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 8.0 is in the spotlight. Just 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 50 1TB is rated at up to 650,000 IOPS read, and up to 600,000 IOPS write, which is good. As manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually achievable using Crystal Disk Mark, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program. XPG claims the Atom 50 1TB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 5000MB/s and 4500MB/s, respectively. Looking at the read and write results of all four sections, the Atom 50 1TB was a bit behind in the linear read and write section against other PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives, but the numbers exceeded the specifications and were expected given this is a budget drive. It performed better than all PCIe 3.0-based drives in the Seq1M Q1T1 read test, and the write results were better than even the company's own flagship XPG Gammix S70 Blade. In the RND4K Q32T1 tests, it was the slowest drive in pretty much every test, but nonetheless remained reasonably consistent with the rest of the group. Lastly, in the RND4K Q1T1 segment, the results were flipped, and its write performance was decent compared to other drives while its read performance was actually one of the best. I will let you make your own comparisons in our list of NVMe SSDs in the 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