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