Micron 9100 MAX NVMe PCIe Enterprise SSD Review
SANDRA and ATTO Disk Benchmarks
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 Micron 9100 MAX performed very well in SANDRA's file system benchmark as well. Here, Micron's drive outpaced the DC P3700 in both read and write bandwidth, and matched the DC P3608 in the write test.
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.
Here we have another strong showing from the Micron 9100 MAX. In the read test, the drive outpaced the DC P3700 and trailed only the DC P3608. In the write test, however, the Micron 9100 MAX dominated and broke through the 3GB/s mark with larger transfer sizes.