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ZOTAC Sonix 480GB NVMe PCIe AIC SSD Review (Page 5)

Jon Coulter | Mar 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm CDT - 1 min, 1 sec time to read this page
Rating: 87%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

CrystalDiskMark

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4.

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This backs up what we saw with Anvil's testing; the Sonix has the lowest read performance of the drives in our test pool.

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We will notch this as a win for the Sonix. It has far better sequential write performance than the 400GB Intel 750, and better random 4K QD4 - QD32 write performance than the Samsung offerings.

AS SSD

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.

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AS SSD is a demanding test, and the Sonix handles it with ease. The Sonix outperforms the 512GB Samsung SM951 AHCI, and the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB.

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Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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