OCZ Summit 250GB SATA2 SSD

Atto Hard Drive Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark may be one of the oldest hard disk benchmark utilities still in service, but many would argue that it still remains the best. Unlike HDTune Pro and many other benchmarking utilities, ATTO can be configured to write up to 256MB of data to the disk in file sizes varying from 5KB to 8MB. This is especially useful for SSD drives and indeed RAID configurations where performance can be heavily reliant on the cluster size of the disk. All tests were run with the default settings of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length of 256MB. For clearer comparative purposes, the key stages of the benchmark are included in the graphs below:
Results Analysis
The OCZ Summit starts off well, beating it's stablemate, the OCZ Vertex in the 4KB test, however the tables were turned come the 32KB test and the OCZ Vertex kept the lead throughout the remainder of the ATTO benchmark. This is in stark contrast to the CrystalDiskMark results on the previous page so make of that what you will. I was particularly interested to see that the Summit appeared to struggled in comparison to the Vertex which uses a different controller with regard to writing small files in this benchmark. One thing is for sure though and that is the SSD's clearly out pace the mechanical drives of yesterday by a clear margin.
Let's see what PCMark Vantage makes of the drives...
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Most Recent Comments

29-06-2009, 12:33:52

Great review mate....shame about the price though... is twice as much as the bloody pc i am usin...Quote

29-06-2009, 12:39:55

Yeah I hear ya on the price. Still when people are paying £100 for 30GB I guess it's not so bad lol especially when you consider this is no 'run of the mill' drive.Quote

29-06-2009, 12:40:39

intel or was it samsung are releasing some cheaper SSDs in the next couple of weeks. Wonder what they'll be like.Quote

29-06-2009, 12:43:52

Originally Posted by name='w3bbo'
Yeah I hear ya on the price. Still when people are paying £100 for 30GB I guess it's not so bad lol especially when you consider this is no 'run of the mill' drive.
Fair point i guess.... hopefully if nathan is correct,the introduction of cheaper ssd's will drive down the price of other more expensive ones. These will def be lower performance drives in comparison to the summit and vertex though Quote

29-06-2009, 14:03:35

It greatly depends on the amount of cache the drives carry. Cheap drives usually mean less cache and I would be very hesitant before buying a drive with little/no cache as you will get stutter problems.Quote

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