Intel SSD 545s Series Solid State Drive Review: One Of The Best SATA SSDs Available
Intel SSD 545s - SANDRA and ATTO Disk Benchmark
Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2014, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the File System test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on fully formatted drives, with software RAID 0 configured on the DC P3608. Read and write performance metrics are detailed below.
The Intel SSD 545s offered mixed results in the SANDRA physical disk benchmark. Here, the drive offered the best read performance by a fraction, but its writes trailed all of the other drives by a few percentage points.
ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds 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 64MB transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.
The Intel SSD 545s series drives we tested tracked very closely with the competition in the ATTO Disk Benchmark. Performance was relatively strong and all of the drives were tightly grouped once the transfer size hit 64K. At the lower transfer sizes, however, the 545s finished about in the middle of the pack, though performance was very competitive.