TSSDR TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL
SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise storage media. For our Intel Optane SSD 800P testing today, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized. Coincidentally, we have just released our newest optimization guide which you might use as a reference, The SSD Reviewers Guide to SSD Optimization 2018. To see the best performance possible, the CPU C states have been disabled, C1E support has been disabled and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) has been disabled. Our initial few benchmarks for consumer testing are also benchmarks with a fresh drive so, not only can we verify that manufacturer specifications are in line but also, so the consumer can replicate our tests to confirm that they have an SSD that is top-notch. We even provide links to most of the benchmarks used in the report.
An additional bonus perhaps… Intel has published its own Evaluation Guide for Optane SSDs which provides several optimizations, in addition to those listed in our guide. Check out Intel Optane 800P pricing.
The components of each Test Bench are detailed below its picture. All hardware is linked for purchase and product sales may be reached by a simple click on the individual item. As well, the title is linked back to the individual build article where performance testing can be validated.
|PC CHASSIS:||Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB|
|MOTHERBOARD:||ASRock Z370 Taichi|
|CPU:||Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8770K|
|CPU COOLER:||Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX V.2|
|POWER SUPPLY:||Corsair RM850x 80Plus|
|GRAPHICS:||PNY GTX 1080 XLR8 Gaming OC|
|MEMORY:||Kingston HyperX DDR4-3000|
|STORAGE:||Intel Optane 900P 480GB SSD|
|KEYBOARD:||Corsair Strafe RGB Silent Gaming|
|MOUSE:||Corsair M65 Pro Gaming|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit|
The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, PCMark Vantage, AJA Video Benchmark, as well PCMark 8 Storage and Extended Storage testing. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.
CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER. 7.5.0
Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.
Our CDI result shows clearly identifiable SMART attributes, confirms that the Optane 800P is a two-lane PCIe 3.0 SSD, and further that we have used this particular SSD plenty, considering the Total Host Writes displayed top right. In other words, this SSD has been filled more than 141 times in less than a week.