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 TeamGroup T-Create Gen 4 NVMe SSD testing today, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide. To see the best performance possible, the CPU C-States have been disabled, along with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) and Intel Speedshift (P-States). As you will see below, the system is also bumped to 5.3GHz with memory at full speed in its XMP 2 profile.
The components of this Test Bench are detailed below. 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. Clicking on the Title below will bring you to our complete report on this new Gen 4 PC system.
INTEL Z590 PCIE 4.0 TEST BENCH (Click for System Report)
|PC CHASSIS:||Corsair 5000X RGB White Tempered Glass Chassis|
|MOTHERBOARD:||ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Z590 Hero Gen 4|
|CPU:||Intel 11th Gen Core i9-11900K|
|CPU COOLER:||Corsair Hydro Series H150i Capellix White|
|POWER SUPPLY:||Corsair RM850x 80Plus White|
|GRAPHICS:||ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity White|
|MEMORY:||Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200 32GB|
|STORAGE:||Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen 4 4TB NVMe SSD|
|KEYBOARD:||Corsair K70 RGB Mk. 2 SE White Gaming|
|MOUSE:||Corsair M65 RGB Elite FPS Gaming|
|MONITOR:||Samsung 34″ 1440p WQHD Ultrawide Gaming|
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, AJA, TxBench, PCMark 8, PCMark 10, as well as true data testing. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.
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.
Crystal DiskInfo validates that we are running in Gen 4×4 mode and, as well, that we are running in the NVMe 1.3 protocol
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.
ATTO provides solid results as can be seen by the steady progression of performance as sample sizes progress. Although we can see that specifications are met in write results above 5GB/s, read performance is a bit low at 4GB/s; spec being 4.4GB/s.
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.
Two things we have noticed with the new Intel Gen 4 system is that benchmark performance increases significantly with certain variables. For instance, we can see in the first result above that low 4K write performance peaks at 331MB/s while the second chart shows write IOPS at over one million. If this were genuine, we should also see an improvement in our True Data Testing regimen.