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: Not only the are max numbers here impressive and just plain ridiculous, but the RevoDrive 3 X2 serves them up for most of the file sizes in the benchmark. 510MB/s read/writes on 8KB is virtually double of what we have seen from just about any other drive and a fair margin above the last generation RevoDrive X2.
This test employs compressible data showing the best case scenario in terms of data throughput for the SandForce drives. Let’s have a look at a few others that use incompressible data to see how that impacts the scores.
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation who has since discontinued work on Iometer and it was ultimately turned over to the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). We chose the file sizes that best reflect many of the Windows transactions. 4KB random read/writes is very common on every day user machines. Large sequential writes represent large file copies. The drive block size is 512kb so it should give a very good indication of peak performance. We set the queue depth to 4 for the tests as generally Windows operations tend to happen at queue depths of 5 or less.
Benchmark Results: For 4KB random writes at QD64, 4K Aligned, and 8GB LBA we saw exactly what OCZ told us to expect – 200,000 IOPS which is getting it done. A quick glance of the performance on the larger file sizes also shows performance that no other single drive we have tested can touch.