|SilverStone Treasure TS07 USB 3.0 Enclosure|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Marc Fruchtman|
|Wednesday, 12 October 2011|
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Test Results: ATTO DISK BENCHMARK
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 2.46 version of the program that allow for test lengths up to 2GB, but all of our benchmarks are conducted with 256MB total length. ATTO Disk Benchmark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic bandwidth speed performance indicators.
The RocketRaid 2720 will allow us to test a single disk when configured as JBOD, and establish the upper baseline of transfer speed.
Here we see the baseline for ADATA S511 using the Highpoint RocketRaid 2720SGL. If you had a chance to read the ADATA S511 review, please note that the RocketRaid 2720 does not perform quite as well in single disk JBOD as compared to an integrated Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s controller in AHCI. But it is far better than the the Marvel controller on the EVGA SR-2.
The SilverStone USB 3.0 Enclosure powers out a respectable 234MB/s read, and 187MB/s write.
Now lets look at the N004 using the on-board USB 3.0 and compare it directly to the SilverStone.
We see sequential read of 196MB/sec and writes of 137MB/sec as our baseline for the EVGA SR-2 USB 3.0.
Here we see that the SilverStone TS07 slightly outperforms the N004. This should not be terribly surprising because it turns out the N004 uses the asmedia ASM1051 bridge chip, a slightly older generation of the chip used in the SilverStone enclosure.