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Written by Miles Cheatham   
Monday, 19 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel X25-M Features
Intel SSDSA2MH080G15E Specifications
Intel X25-M First Look
SSD Testing Methodology
System Speed Test Benchmarks
ATTO Disk Benchmarks
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
Intel X25-M Final Thoughts
SSDSA2MH080G15E Conclusion

ATTO Disk Benchmark Results

EDITORS NOTE: ATTO Disk Benchmark is not designed for accurate bandwidth readings on SSD products. Benchmark Reviews continues to use ATTO Disk Benchmark as a tool for illustrating IOPS load performance. Please read the Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article to understand how the benchmarks used in this article should be interpreted.

The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.34 version of the program, but the benchmark is still limited to non-linear samples up to 256MB. While the bandwidth results are no realistic for determining the maximum drive speeds, ATTO Disk Benchmark is still a good tool for illustrating the bandwidth at different file size chunks. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic IOPS performance indicators.

The Intel X25-M performs transfers with files ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. The SSDSA2MH080G15E shows an incredible 266.2 MBps read plateau from 128-8192 KB file chunks, while showing a slightly less than stellar 80.5 MBps write performance plateaus from 32-8192 KB.


The chart below shows a representative sample from all of the drives that we have tested. For purposes of comparison we used the 8192 KB transfer rates for both read and write as that level appeared to give a fair, median representation of each drives performance using ATTO v. 2.34.


In our next section, we test linear read and write bandwidth performance of the MSD-SATA3535-064 and compare speeds with several other SSD products. Benchmark Reviews feels that linear tests are the only legitimate method for testing SSD products, as detailed in our Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article.


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