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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.
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:01 pm

Desktop Test System

 

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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.

 

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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.

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