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ADATA XPG SX950 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 23, 2017 7:23 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ADATA

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. With this version of CDM, we are focused on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4.

 

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Like we saw from our Anvil testing, the XPG SX950 is more of a write centric SSD and only delivers average random read performance. However, when we look at sequential read, we find the XPG SX950 is the top performer.

 

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The XPG SX950 delivers the goods where it matters most – QD1. Again, the write centric nature of the XPG SX950 is on display.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791

 

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. We focus on total score when evaluating AS SSD.

 

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AS SSD is a demanding test. With AS SSD we are looking for a minimum score of 1000. The SX950 meets our minimum but certainly doesn't dazzle us with this performance.

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