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: ATTO is one of the benchmarks the SSD companies use to display drive performance for their marketing data. The RevoDrive X2 absolutely killed all other drives in the comparison and modestly exceeded OCZ’s specs for write and just a hair below on reads. Either way, the performance is simply amazing.
We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over a year now and found that it gives a broad result set. Many testers are using the 4k file size read/write results for the IO Meter benchmark which is an old tool and the AS-SSD benchmark essentially shows the same metric in its results set. The programmer worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love.
Benchmark Results: The X2 didn’t come away with the best scores on all counts here but it was close. The numbers on the SandForce drives are lessened on this benchmark because the testing employs incompressible data and the SandForce drives perform best with compressible data. The scores are still very impressive and came close to breaking the 1,000 mark for a total score.