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: While reads on this benchmark are equal to the best drives we’ve seen the writes on the Seagate 600 are a little below the mark set by others but modestly above the 450MB/s specification.
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: Here we see that the controller is data agnostic as it performs pretty much just as well with incompressible data as it did on the compressible data in the ATTO benchmark.
Benchmark Results: This graph further illustrates that point with a lines for both reads and writes that have no slope.