Crystal Disk Info provides some excellent information about the SSD itself to include its health, product information, ‘power on’ information as well as the characteristics of the SSD. We can see that the SSD is capable of TRIM as it is not greyed out as with AAM.
ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.
Our ATTO results are excellent, considering that this is a Marvell controller which typically has lesser performance in the systems of other SSD manufacturers, even surpassing listed specs of 535MB/s read and 471MB/s write.
Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. testing in both data samples returned similar results for this SSD and we are displaying our test results for random data samples:
These are excellent results but the highlight definitely has to be the low 4K write performance of 107MB/s, something we rarely see in benchmark results.
Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data. AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the ‘worst case scenario’ in SSD transfer speeds because of its use of incompressible data and many enthusiasts like to AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.
This is the first look we have seen at the Toshiba mSATA cSSD IOPS and 83000 is an excellent result. As low 4K random write performance is just below the 100MB/s mark, we can believe that this is a very strong SSD. This is definitely visible in the high ISO and Game transfer speeds seen in this Copy Bench result:
You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.
The ASU IOPS result was just a bit lower than we expected but, once again,m low 4K random writes are right up there. Complete system and SSD identification can be seen in the lower left and right panels of ASU.