|G2 Kingston SSDNowV+ Series SSD SNVP325|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 25 January 2010|
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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 2.34 version of the program, but the benchmark is still limited to non-linear samples up to 256MB. 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.
Our basic bandwidth speed tests begin with the Kingston SSDNow V+ SNVP325 connected to the integrated Intel ICH10R Southbridge chip, as the ATTO Disk Benchmark tools performs file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. The Kingston SSDNow V+ MLC SSD reveals an impressive 238 MBps read speed that plateaus from 128-8192 KB file chunks, while the 188 MBps write bandwidth plateaus from 32-8192 KB. These results are higher that the stated 230/180MBps maximum given by Kingston.
In our next section, Benchmark Reviews compares random access IOPS performance among high-end storage devices using HD Tune Pro...