Gigabyte UD Pro 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Testing – Anvil, PCMark Vantage & AIDA64
The next test is Anvil Storage Utilities, which is a really great piece of software. The SSD benchmark gives you scores for both read and write as well as a combined score.

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Next up is PCMark 8, we will be running the typical Storage Benchmark.

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We have added back AIDA64’s Disk Benchmark to our testing. The linear test will actually scan from the first physical sector to the last on the test drive. This gives a good representation of sustained read/write operations. We will be running the linear read and write tests using a 1MB block size.

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We can see that SLC caching is in place by the write test. As we write to the drive it performs great to start but very quickly the performance drops.

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