Read and Write Benchmarks
As we mentioned, we are going to post screenshots of the results. In the future, we will have comparison data so you can see how drives lineup.
As you read the results keep in mind that the quoted read speed is 3500MB/s and the quoted write speed is quoted at 3000MB/s but will depend on the application according to XPG’s performance table.
CrystalDiskMark shows very good read results of what we’d expect for this drive. It is coming in at 3477MB/s which is right at that 3500MB/s quoted read speed. These are really good results and prove the quoted speed. The write speed, however, is a bit slower than what the quoted speed is. Here we are seeing a maximum of 2288MB/s write speed. This is by means a slow number but is just shy of the quoted speed. It’s still great NVMe performance though, and as we’ve learned the write speed will be different depending on the application and load types. This test overall proves the SSD is fast on read and write for a TLC drive.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
Next is the popular ATTO Disk Benchmark, we are using the default settings. Drive performance is really excellent on the read speeds according to this benchmark. We are seeing very consistent read speeds down the line at 3240MB/s, which is just shy of 3500MB/s but still good, and more importantly consistent.
The write speeds are again a bit slower. We did see a maximum of 2140MB/s write, which is close to the result of CrystalDiskMark. But, as the file size grows this write speed slows down to 1970MB/s, so just under the 2000MB/s mark. It’s still a good performance, but not as high as we’d expect for this drive. There are SSDs out there most likely with higher sustained write speeds, but again we have to keep in mind this is TLC, so for TLC, it is good.
Aida64 Disk Benchmark
For our last test we are running Aida64’s Read Test Suite. In the future we may also run the write tests, but those take hours to run. On the read tests here we are seeing around 3097-3137MB/s read speeds. This is lower than CrystalDiskMark, still above 3000MB/s at least, but lower than the quoted 3500MB/s. With differences that small it’d be impossible to tell the difference in real-world scenarios, but this does show that the SSD is just a bit slower than quoted, but for the money not bad.
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