I hope the company doesn’t get offended whatsoever but, if we can find it anyone can. We were initially told that the contents of this device were confidential but, as we can see by this Crystal Disk Info result, the drive information is available to anyone:
The SSD in use is a SanDisk X600 2TB SATA SSD which is based on SanDisk’s own 64-layer 3D NAND Flash memory. There is a healthy array of available SMART attributes available to monitor this SSD and we can also see that, thus far, we have achieved 47GB of Host Reads and Writes. We were curious as to what performance we could achieve, considering all data travel is subject to encryption and decryption on-the-fly.
ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.
Read and write performance in excess of 350MB/s for the Aegis Fortress L3 2TB SSD is very impressive, remembering of course, that this speed is achieved through use of the USB 3.1 to USB Type-C adapter. Let’s take a look at what we might see with a straight USB 3.1 SuperSpeed connection
It is very surprising that we achieve better performance from USB 3.1 than we do with the Type-C connection. Both results are excellent results considering this is a bus-powered device and all data is encrypted or decrypted on-the-fly, remembering of course that this is SSD performance tied into Apricorns latest encryption chipset which provides throughput increases of up to 180% for read and 150% for write performance. The hard drive versions will be limited by the HDD throughput specs. Lets tackle a few more performance results on the next page.