XPG Atom 50 Gen 4 NVMe SSD Review – A DRAM-less SSD Competes with the Best

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive. Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

PCMark 10 results were totally unexpected, necessitating the XPG Atom 50 being compared to our best Gen 4 SSD results, rather than that of DRAM-less SSDs.

PCMARK 10 QUICK SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

The Quick System Drive Benchmark is a subset of the Full test and is more representative of typical daily usage to show what would be expected regarding hybrid SSD performance on a day-to-day basis.

The ADATA XPG Atom 50 DRAM-less SSD once again fit right in with other top tier Gen 4 SSDs.

TRUE DATA TESTING

For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the XPG Atom 50 Gen 4 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.

Our true data testing of the XPG Atom 50 provided download speeds that we had never seen prior in a DRAM-less SSD.

PASSMARK PERFORMANCE TEST

We thought we might add a few extras in our report today, PassMark Performance Test DiskMark component being a nice addition.  This software tests sequantial reads and writes, along with IOPS and compares the result with millions of other SSDs worldwide.  We might suggest being in the 98th percentile of all SSDs tested was a nice result.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER BENCHMARK

The Final Fantasy Benchmark is a new tool in our arsenal and geared specifically to the gamer.  The software is installed directly on the SSD and the SSD tested, providing and end result of FPS and scene transition times.

We thought it might be time to start displaying a bit of a comparison and, in doing this, we can see the XPG Atom 50 has a very quick game loading time.

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