ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used
today. 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: Solid performance here by the Zephyr. Not great, but not bad. Results are on par with what we have seen with other drives with the Jmicron controller. Speeds are right where Patriot says they should be which is always nice to see products living up to their billing.
AS SSD Benchmark
We have been running the AS SSD Benchmark app for nearly 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 to it so if you use it, show him some love.
Benchmark Results: Again, we see results that are in line with the specifications listed by Patriot and performance that one would expect to see from a value series SSD.