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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
OCZ Octane 256GB SSD review

4. Benchmarks - page 2

The next software we used was the ATTO Disk Benchmark. The tool measures storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. The benchmark performs file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB.

The drive gave the expected performance with an average more than 280MB/s for write and more than 460MB/s for read , with files larger than 256 KB, in Queue Depth 4:

Generally, ATTO is the preferred standard benchmarking software as while it runs spot data is has several advantages over other HDD benchmarks including the fact that it shows the specific speed of each file size transfer and shows a true average, this benchmarking product also doesn't seem to favor SRAM over DRAM caches.

Below you see a comparison of the performances of some SSD's compared to the Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD.

As you see below, the OCZ Octane 256GB SSD was not reading nor writing small 4K files very fast:

 

The drive performed better with larger files (2MB), especially in the writing part:

The next benchmark is the CrystalDiskMark. The software provides throughput data based on sequential reads and writes, and random (512K/4K/4KQD32) reads and writes.

CrystalDiskMark with its fully random drive benchmark showed the Octane's incompressible data strength over the SandForce models. For moving compressed video, the Octane is hard to beat:

 




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