AJA VIDEO SYSTEM DISK TEST
The AJA Video Systems Disk Test is relatively new to our testing and tests the transfer speed of video files with different resolutions and Codec.
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.
The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.
Considering we are looking at a DRAM-less SSD, the performance of this SSD is actually pretty good. As we can see below, it sits just below mid-range of others tested.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Both the ADATA Swordfish and Falcon are fairly unique because both are examples of ADATA stretching its reach and using ‘not so familiar’ controllers that many may have passed on. Perhaps ADATA saw something that others overlooked. Realtek controllers enable ADATA to make an impact with respect to SSD value, and in the case of the ADATA Falcon, to actually market a n SSD at a great price that reaches 3400MB/s data transfer speeds. That is very impressive.
ADATA has gone well above as they are only the second manufacturer that we know that has incorporated a metal heatsink right on the Gen 3 x 4 M.2 SSD. It really is a very attractive addition that serves a very important purpose; to cool your SSD by moving the heat away from the drive as quickly as possible. One last point to consider is company confidence in it’s product and this can be seen with ADATA’s 5-year warranty.