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: It’s no surprise that the numbers here are almost exactly (identical in one case) like the other SandForce drives. This is not a knock on the Zalman N Series – these are good scores!
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: So what is going to be a recurring theme in this article is the performance that, for all intents and purposes, matches that of the other SATA II SandForce drives. If I hid the names of them, guessing which drive was which would be a pure random guess.