Intel SSD 600p Series 512GB NVMe SSD Review

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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.

ATTO – Intel 600p 512GB:

Intel SSD 600p ATTO Disk Benchmark

Benchmark Results: ATTO showed the Intel SSD 600p 512GB NVMe drive topped out at 1,894 MB/s read and 568 MB/s write in the standard overlapped I/O benchmark. Seeing 1.9 GB/s read and 0.6 GB/s write speeds from affordable entry-level M.2 NVMe drives is great. 

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atto-seq-write

Benchmark Results: When comparing the Intel SSD 600P 512GB drive to others for sequential read/write performance you can see that it can’t really compete, but it does good against the WD Blue SSD 1TB SATA drive and that is the market Intel is looking to lure people from. 

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) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.

CystalDiskmark -Intel 600p 512GB:

Intel SSD 600p CrystalDiskMark

Benchmark Results: The Intel SSD 600p 512GB M.2 SSD reached 1,182 MB/s read and 566 MB/s write in the standard sequential write test and Random 4K performance was 37 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write. When we ran the test again set to 0Fill mode the sequential scores remained basically the same. 

Let’s look at some other benchmarks!

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  • Kenneth Sacasa

    Thank you for your detailed review. I was wondering why my intel 600p was slowing to a crawl during file copying large files.