ADATA Swordfish 1TB NVMe SSD Review

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ATTO & CrystalDiskMark

ATTO v4.01.0f1

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 64MB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.

ATTO Disk Benchmark:

ATTO Disk Benchmark ADATA Swordfish 1TB

Benchmark Results: On ATTO Disk Benchmark found the ADATA Swordfish 1TB NVMe SSD peaked at 1.77 GB/s read and 1.11 GB/s write at the standard queue depth of 4. 

ADATA Swordfish 1TB SSD ATTO Disk Benchmark

These results put the ADATA Swordfish 1TB SSD behind all the other NVMe SSDs benchmarked on the AMD Ryzen X570 test system running the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor.

CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0 x64

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) and shows the highest score of five runs.

CystalDiskMark:

ADATA Swordfish CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Benchmark Results: The ADATA Swordfish 1TB NVMe drive topped out at 1,852 MB/s read and 1,190 MB/s, so we are pretty much right where we need to be since this drive is rated at 1,800 MB/s read and 1,200 MB/s write. The 4K Random performance was found to be 44.64 MB/s read and 143.65 MB/s write at a queue depth of 1. ADATA claims the Swordfish 1TB has 180,000 IOPS for both 4K Random read and write and we topped both of those measurements. 

Let’s look at some other benchmarks!

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