Testing & Performance
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200Mhz
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 FE
Drive: Intel SSD DC P4510 series 2.0TB
OS: Windows 10 Professional X64
Initialized as GPT and formatted as NTFS in windows, we get a useable space of 1.81TB.
A HDD/SSD utility software which supports a part of USB, Intel RAID and NVMe.
We generally leave CrystalDiskInfo up while testing to watch the temperature. After running a few benchmarks totaling 360GB of writes, we noticed the Health status dropped from 100% to 99%. Intel states this drive has a lifetime endurance of 2.61PBW. This works out to roughly 26TB or writes for each percent. This is not something we normally see, even after tens of Terabytes of writes on consumer-oriented drives. Intel’s own SSD Toolbox diagnostics don’t show any issues, so we’ll keep an eye on it.
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"
Atto shows nearly the rated 3200/2000MB/s speeds overall. Write speeds ramp up to full tilt right out of the gate at only the 32KB block size. Read speeds level out around 4MB block size. We’re not sure why the speeds tank at the 48 and 64MB block size.
“CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows measuring sequential and random read/write speeds."
CrystalDiskMark nails the rated speeds almost to the Megabyte on sequential, and shows really strong 4K write performance.
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).
Anvil’s comes in just a hair light on the sequential reads but scores really well on writes and most of the random read tests.
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.
AS SSD usually comes in a bit lower on sequential speeds than rated but these are actually pretty close. Access times are nice and snappy and 4K random speeds are right on point.
The copy tests move along quite quickly.
Read tests hum along at around 2800MB/s and stay nice and level. Writes are a little less level with one small dip about halfway through the test but don’t really exhibit any cache cycling.
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
“FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.50 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors, adds a brand new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and NVIDIA graphics processors.”
The linear and random read tests are all pretty consistent with the exception of the beginning linear read segment that comes in a touch slower.
AIDA’s linear write test holds pretty steadily across the entire drive capacity write at the 2GB/s mark.
The random write test bobbles around a bit but still averages over 1.5GB/s