ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO is a more straight-forward type of disk benchmark that measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes over a total max volume length of 256MB. This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with NTFS partitions.
The X25-M and the C300 tangle with each other when it comes to moving very small amounts of data. At 2K and below, the Intel drive leads the C300 on read rates, but the C300's write speeds are significantly higher. In the end, the X25-M slips into third place in read performance and fourth place in writes.
The Phoenix Pro takes first place in both reads and writes, with the Corsair F100 in second and third place, respectively.
As we've seen in other tests, the performance delta in write rates is significantly higher than in read rates. In reads, there's just a 14 percent gap between the F100 and the Phoenix Pro. In writes, however, the Phoenix Pro is some 310 percent faster than Intel's X25-M. Even if we compare to the considerably newer C300, there's still an 88 percent difference between the two.