TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,157 Reviews & Articles | 39,566 News Posts

Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD Controller Preview - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Silicon Motion SM2246EN SSD Controller Preview
Silicon Motion is looking to take a large portion of LSI SandForce and Marvell's market share with a new 4-channel SSD controller. Let's take a look.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:01 pm

Desktop Test System

 

TweakTown image content/5/7/5720_50_silicon_motion_sm2246en_ssd_controller_preview.png

 

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 test 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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/7/5720_51_silicon_motion_sm2246en_ssd_controller_preview.png

 

Our ATTO sequential read scores were much better than Silicon Motion's claim of 540 MB/s. We managed to hit nearly 562 MB/s. SilMo claims 410 MB/s sequential write speeds, but we managed to just break 307 MB/s with the reference board and what we suspect is early release firmware.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases