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.
Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
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Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. 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 use in our benchmark testing.
TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features. Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting. Simply click on the title for a free copy.
ProGrade Digital has thrown alot at us in the past few months and we have to admit, their gear is just that good. It is the gear used and trusted by media professionals. Their card readers have an amazing build quality to them and all are capable of returning top speeds regardless of the media used.
Today, we looked at their 256GB GoldMicroSD V60 memory cards and they returned speeds of 280MB/s read and 140MB/s write, well above posted specs. In addition, their Dual MicroSD Card reader has shown itself to be yet another high quality reader to add to our ProGrade Collection.
I guess when it comes down to it, we simply have to ask ourselves what gear we find ourselves using in our digital cameras, drones, webcams, security systems, trail cams, and so on. ProGrade Digital has our vote.