ATTO Disk Benchmark
The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.46 version of the program that allow for test lengths up to 2GB, but all of our benchmarks are conducted with 256MB total length. ATTO Disk Benchmark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic bandwidth speed performance indicators.
ATTO Disk Benchmark: Intel X99 Platform
ATTO Disk Benchmark tests transfers speeds for file sizes ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. Our Intel X99 test system produced 2591 MB/s maximum read speeds, which plateaued around 64-1024 KB file chunks. Maximum write speeds reached 1558 MB/s, and plateaued between 64-1024 KB.
ATTO Disk Benchmark: Intel Z170 Platform
Tested next with the Intel Z170 platform, Samsung’s SSD 950 PRO produced 2511 MB/s maximum read speeds that plateaued around 32-8192 KB file chunks. Maximum write speeds reached 1565 MB/s, and also plateaued between 32-8192 KB. There appears to be a remarkable performance difference in the file sizes for each test system.
In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests performance using the AS SSD Benchmark tool…