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ATTO & CrystalDiskMark

ATTO v3.05

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 64MB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.


ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD ATTO Disk Benchmark

Benchmark Results: ATTO showed the WD Black PCIe 512GB SSD topping out at 2,204 MB/s read and 1,167 MB/s write in the standard overlapped I/O benchmark. This drive is rated at 2,500 MB/s max sequential read and 1,100 MB/s max sequential write, so we came up short on the read score. 

Benchmark Results: When comparing the the other SSD models you can quickly see that it performs right in the middle of the pack of 12 drives that it is being compared against. 

CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) and shows the highest score of five runs.

CystalDiskmark -ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB:

ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD CrystalDiskMark

Benchmark Results: The ADATA SX8000 PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD reached 1,414MB/s read and 1,080 MB/s write in the standard sequential write test and Random 4K performance was 44 MB/s read and 190 MB/s write. The Q32T1 performance was at 2565 MB/s read and 1159MB/s write, which is close to the drives rated sequential values of 2,500 MB/s read and 1,100 MB/s write. When we ran the test again set to 0Fill mode the sequential scores didn’t change much. 

Let’s look at some other benchmarks!

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  • Skip Ruddertail

    Would you be able to put the drive through some gaming benchmarks to test the marketing claim that this is a drive for gamers? I’d be curious to see what the actual real-world difference is going from a SATA based SSD to one of these to a high end Samsung 960. From this article we know how this compares to other NVMe SSDs, which is helpful, but we don’t really know what this means in terms of actual usage.

  • Some charts are really hard to read, I mean I’m not colorblind at all but you know what I mean.

    My conclusion is if the extra 32GB offered here over the MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB is not a big deal, it’s better to go with the latter. Right?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      The ADATA SX8000 runs pretty cool, so for a bad airflow case or laptop it might be the better long term solution. The MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB drive is certainly one of the best values around right now. Seems like the price is starting to go up on that drive though.

      Any suggestions on the charts? I’m no Excel master, so any tips or advice would be welcomed! I’m always trying to make the charts better.

      • Very interesting, I overlooked this. Thanks!

        • Nathan Kirsch

          I’m not sure what they are running as it looks like it is some JS. They also have a standard image of it –

          Any ideas? We use WordPress, so let me know of a plugin or something if you find one.