ORICO Aluminum M.2 NVMe to USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C SSD Enclosure: Page 4 of 5

Posted by Mike Holsapple on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 8:00am

System Configuration & Testing

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700k

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO 

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000Mhz

GPU: EVGA 980ti SC

Drive: Samsung EVO 970 1TB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

 

ATTO Disk Benchmark

“As the industry's leading provider of high-performance storage & network connectivity products, ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware utility to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays as well as connections to storage. Top drive manufacturers, like Hitachi, build and test every drive using the ATTO Disk Benchmark"

After running the ATTO Disk Benchmark, it shows that we the drive tops out at about 2.92Gbps(read) and 2.36Gbps(write).

CrystalDiskMark 6.0

“CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows measuring sequential and random read/write speeds."

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CrystalDiskMark shows a little faster read speeds at almost 1Gbps faster and a little faster write speeds at 2.5Gbps

Anvil's Storage Utilities

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and write performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.

The benchmark tool helps you monitor and check the response time of your unit as well as view the system information collected using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

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After running this test we see a combined score of 15,336.08

AS SSD

The AS SSD benchmark determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains six synthetic and three copy tests.

The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without using the operating system cache. In Seq-test the program measures how long it takes to read a 1 GB file to write respectively. 4K test the read and write performance is determined at random 4K blocks. The 4K-64 corresponds to the test Third 4K procedure except that the read and write operations are distributed to 64 threads. This test should SSDs pose with Native Command Queuing (NCQ), differences between the IDE operation mode where NCQ is not supported, and the AHCI mode. The additional compression test can measure the power of the SSD in response to the compressibility of the data. This is especially for the controllers that use to increase the performance and life of the cell compression, important.

In the first three synthetic tests and the compression test, the size of the test file 1 GB. Finally, the access time of the SSD is calculated, wherein the access to read over the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke) is determined. The write access test, however, is done with a 1 GB big test file.

The SEQ read speed was a little shy of the 2.5Gbps mark. Write speeds came in at 2.3Gbps.

 

The next set of tests are running the same benchmark however the drive is installed in the Orico NVME SSD Enclosure.

ATTO Disk Benchmark

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Here we can see after running this benchmark that we hit 1.01 Gbps read speeds and a little shy of the 1.0Gbps write speeds.

CrystalDiskMark 6.0

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This benchmark proves true like the ATTO benchmark above. Hitting approx. 1.0Gbps on both read and write speeds.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

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Our Anvil score was 5,463.94. Showing the read speed at 916mb/s and the write speed at 829 mb/s

AS SSD

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Here we can see the runs compared to the speeds from the motherboard. I am pretty impressed by the stated 10Gbps on the package and according to the results we’re getting pretty close to those numbers. One thing to note, this enclosure was fairly warm to the touch while running the benchmarks, however it was about 10c cooler in the enclosure then it was while running the same benchmarks on the motherboard with no windows on the case and both CPU and GPU watercooled.

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