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ADATA XPG SX930 120GB, 240GB and 480GB SATA III Gaming SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 23, 2015 1:34 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ADATA

Iometer - Maximum IOPS

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. (No Partition)

 

Max IOPS Read

 

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Max IOPS Write

 

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All three of the SX930's exceed ADATA's 4K random read/write specifications. The 240GB SX930 posts the highest 4K random write performance of drives on our chart.

 

 

Iometer - Disk Response

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

 

Avg. Write Response

 

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Avg. Read Response

 

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All three capacity points of the SX930 have better read response than the competition. Of the three, the 480GB drive has the lowest read response times. The Patriot Ignite posts the lowest write response times.

 

 

DiskBench - Directory Copy

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.6.2.0

 

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible sequential and random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drives read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

 

Write Transfer Rate

 

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Read Transfer Rate

 

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This clearly shows how write transfer rates increase as capacity increases. The 480GB SX930 has the best write transfer rate of the three. The 120GB SX930 has the best read transfer rate of the three. Again, the BX100 has a little more gas in the tank than the SX930's.

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