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.
The 4-channel design takes a toll on the write performance. The Plextor PX-M5M delivers nearly 440MB/s of sequential write performance. The sequential read performance of nearly 537MB/s on our test system is quite good compared to many of the other mSATA products we've tested.