Desktop Test System
Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation
We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
16KB Stripe (Left) / 64KB Stripe (Right)
Since we're rebooting the RAID report we don't have a wide range of recent products to compare the Seagate 600 SSD to. Because of that, we chose to run it against itself. For the tests today we used two stripe sizes, 16KB, the default for Intel's RST driver and 64KB, a proven high performer.
The 16KB will appear on the left and the 64KB stripe size will appear on the right throughout this review.
In ATTO we can start to see how changing your stripe size can move performance from one area to another. The smaller stripe sizes increase random performance and larger strip sizes increase sequential performance.