You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.
If we are searching out the positives, a high IOPS result of 79K, while testing in highly compressible data, is promising. For the most part though, ASU confirms the results of CDM and AS SSD, adding identification of system and sample SSD.
The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:
- Windows Defender In Use
- Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
- Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
- Starting the Vista Operating System
- Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
- Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
- Cataloging a music library
- Starting applications
ADATA AXNS360E 128GB M.2 SSDSATA 3 SSD VANTAGE SCORE
The Total Score achieved by the ADATA M.2 128GB SSD was 62285 with a high transfer speed of 406MB/s while importing pictures. While we expected the low Total Point result, the high transfer speed was quite a shock, especially while importing pictures to Windows Photo Gallery, pictures of which comprise mainly highly incompressible data. Theis is very encouraging as to what can be done once this drive is fine tuned down the road.