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 Trion 100 series drives put up some strong read speeds, but trailed the competition in write performance.
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.
The OCZ Trion drives did very will in the ATTO benchmark. Small files transfers were strong across the board and hung with the Samsung SSD 850 EVO. In a light-duty test like this, the Trion's SLC cache helps small writes significantly, hence the competitive performance across the board here.