AJA System Test:
AJA System Test by AJA Video Systems measures system disk performance using video test files of different resolutions, sizes and codecs. We selected the standard 4K UltraHD resolution, a test file size of 1GB and the ProRes 4444 codec to see how this drive does with regard to video rendering performance. ProRes 4444 is used for heavy effects work and deep color projects. We changed the default test file size from 1GB to 16GB to better represent real-world usage. The results from this benchmark help content creators with regards to rendering expectations, throughput, file read/write expectations for transfers and that kind of thing.
Benchmark Results: The AJA System Test results on the Lexar NM610 1TB drive was shown to average 1,874 MB/s read and 1,582 MB/s write. When you look at the disk write test you can see that the write performance is all over the place. It appears that the drives cache never does entirely fill on this test, yet performance spannned from 1800 MB/s to around 600 MB/s over the course of the write test.