Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized.
Benchmark Results: The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) the ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe drive had an overall score of 12,235.25 points. The drive topped out at 2,519.07 MB/s read and 2,183.37 MB/s write on the sequential performance test with 4MB file sizes. Random 4K QD16 performance hit 255,800 IOPS on read and 171,000 IOPS write.
On this benchmark, the ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB scores close to the HP EX950 and that makes sense as both use the same controller and 3D TLC NAND Flash. The big difference between those two models is the PCB that the use and possibly some minor firmware adjustments that we are not privy to. Overall the SX8200 Pro is off to a great start and is among the fastest of the 10 drives that we have tested on this Intel Z390 test platform.