Let’s take a look at how a WD Blue 1TB SATA III SSD (review) performs in the Inateck FD2102 docking station.
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.
Benchmark Results: ATTO showed the WD Blue 1TB SSD topped out at 440 MB/s read and 389 MB/s write in the standard overlapped I/O benchmark. WD rates this particular model at up to 545 MB/s read and 525 MB/s write using CrystalDiskMark, so we are clearly limited by the bridge controller and the USB 3.0 (5Gbps) interface.
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) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: The WD Blue 1TB drive reached 431 MB/s read and 378 MB/s write in the standard sequential write test. Not bad performance and pretty close to the numbers Inateck is showing off on their landing page for this product.
Let’s take a look at offline drive cloning.