Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review
SANDRA and ATTO Disk Benchmark
Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2014, 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 unformatted drives and read and write performance metrics are detailed below.
The Micron M600 drives also performed well in the SiSoft SANDRA physical disk benchmark, falling behind only the Samsung 850 Pro.
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 8192kb 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.
We saw a weird anomaly with the M600 M.2 drive in the write portion of this benchmark with 1MB transfers, but other than that the M600s performed well here too.