Intel SSD 660p Review: Snappy NVMe Storage At Rock-Bottom Prices

Intel SSD 660p: SANDRA And ATTO Benchmarks

Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2017, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on clean drives that lacked any partions. Read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA 2017
Synthetic Disk Benchmarking


The Intel SSD 660p 1TB drive we tested outpaced the 600p by a wide margin in the write test, but trailed the previous-gen drive in reads.

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 ATTO Disk Benchmark shows the Intel SSD 660p 1TB drive offering much better performance than its predecessors, with small transfer performance that's in-line with higher-end drives all the way up to about the 32K mark. Beyond that, performance lands about in the middle of the pack.

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