Intel SSD 600P Solid State Drive Review: NVMe Performance, SATA Pricing

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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.

SiSoft SANDRA 2015 SP1
Synthetic Disk Benchmarking


The Intel SSD 600P's performance tanked in the SiSoft SANDRA physical disk benchmark. The numbers were repeatable, so we're reporting them here, but we suspect there is some sort of compatibility issue here, so we won't harp on the results.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
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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 600P's performance remains competitive with other M.2 NVMe solid state drives on the ATTO Disk Benchmark, right up until about the 8MB transfer size. Once the transfer size exceeds that amount, performance drops off, which is similar to what we saw with IOMeter.

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