I bought a re-branded 120 gig sata 3 microcenter SSD after having problems with OCZ and crucial SSD,s. Seems to be working better than expected.
I have used both AS SSD benchmark and this Altto Benchmark. I read that the AS SSD and SF controllers don't get along because of compressed data? So I should use Altto.
AS SSD gave me a read speed of 215 MB and 109 MB write. While specs for the Microcenter SSD is 550/525. Altto surpasses those specs by a few MB's 565 Read and 540 Write. While that makes me feel good knowing it is as fast as they say, which benchmarking software gives me real world results?
Or does it just depend on controller and software used to benchmark?
ATTO uses highly compressible data to test Read/Write speeds.
Think of ATTO as "best-case" scenario.
An example of highly compressible data that I can think of is a Microsoft Word document.
Nobody works with only notes and memos.
AS-SSD uses highly incompressible data to test Read/Write speeds.
Think of AS-SSD as "worst-case" scenario.
An example of an incompressible file is a .wav music file or a .mpeg video file.
Unless you're a music producer or video producer, nobody works with only those types of files.
FYI, there's a new SSD benchmark program being developed at Xtreme Systems forum. The software is called Anvil's Storage Utilities and it has a real world benchmark setting where the test data is 46% compressed (ATTO is 0% and AS-SSD is 100%).
Xtremesystems is one of 80 review sites I check almost daily for hardware reviews. I knew they were using the new benchmark in their ssd reviews but didn't realise it was available for download. Can't wait to try it.