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SuperSSpeed S301 64GB RAID 0 SSD Report - Benchmarks - Test System Setup, Drive Properties & ATTO Baseline Performance

SuperSSpeed S301 64GB RAID 0 SSD Report
Affectionately dubbed the "Giant Killer", SuperSSpeed's S301 is the world's fastest 64GB SATA based SSD; thanks to its genuine Intel SLC flash.
By: | RAID in Storage | Posted: Jan 11, 2014 2:02 am

Desktop Test System

 

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Drive Properties

 

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The majority of our testing will be done with our test drive/array as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing, in order to mimic a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We're using 64K stripes for all of our arrays. Write caching is enabled.

 

Our testing includes charting the performance of a single drive, as well as a RAID 0 array of our test subject/s. We are utilizing Windows 8.1 64 Bit OS for all of our testing.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Performance ramps up quickly, hitting full speed by 8K transfers.

 

Sequential Write

 

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Our tiny array starts out performing very well, with better write performance than the Extreme II array, and the 600 series array. Capacity gives the Chronos Deluxe array a slight edge.

 

Sequential Read

 

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Some of the arrays on our chart, including the SuperSSpeed array that's our test subject, display a faux performance drop at 4K to 32K transfer sizes. We call this a faux performance drop because after the arrays have settled in, this performance anomaly disappears. Looking at 2K - 8K transfer performance, we see that our little SuperSSpeed array is able to outperform both the EVO array, and the 600 series array.

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