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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Features and Specifications
First Look: ADATA S599
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark Tests
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
ADATA AS599S-128GM-C Conclusion

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 ADATA S599 SSD connected to the Intel ICH10 controller, as the ATTO Disk Benchmark tools performs file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. The 100GB model we received reveals 286 MBps maximum read speed that plateaus from 512-8192 KB file chunks, and the 277 MBps peak write bandwidth plateaus from 64-8192 KB. These results surpass those suggested by ADATA, who produced nearly identical results in their test lab.


Aside from one single SATA 6Gb/s SSD storage solution, the ADATA S599 (SandForce SF-1200) SSD tops our peak-speed bandwidth charts and easily earns a spot among the fastest Solid State Drive products on the market. Based on this information, it appears the SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor can outperform the JMicron JMF612 and Indilinx Barefoot-based SSDs.

Drive Hardware

In our next section, Benchmark Reviews compares random access IOPS performance among high-end storage devices using HD Tune Pro...


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