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 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.
Benchmark Results: The Mushkin Atlas 30GB compares directly with the Intel 525 drive of the same capacity with the writes just a bit lower but overall, excellent scores and almost dead on the rated specifications.
We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we’ll show the results from two of them.
Benchmark Results: Again, the 30GB Intel 525 drive scores just a tiny bit higher in each of the benchmark metrics but nothing substantial that would prove out in normal usage.
Benchmark Results: Oddly, we see the read performance increase as compressibility increases along with the writes. Typically, we only see this on the the writes for SandForce drives and is not what we saw from the Intel 525 30GB drive.