RAID Benchmark values and test results …
Let us continue with the benchmark results. SATA3 drives are tested with an ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard and test results of mSATA and M.2 modules and RAID are performed using an ASRock Z97 Extreme6 motherboard. At present, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition is used as the operating system.
The SSD drive speed was examined and compared with the following benchmark software:
AS SSD Benchmark 1.4.3704.27281 – Download
ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46 – Download
CrystalDiskMark 3.00 – Download
HD Tach 3.040 – Download
SiSoftware Sandra 2011 – Download
The AS SSD benchmark values offers a very good reference point of the maximal possible reading and writing performance, the speed with smaller files and the respective access time.
Here you can see screenshots of AS SSD benchmark values with one SSD, with two RAID0 SSDs, with three RAID0 SSDs, and again with four RAID0 SSDs:
As you can see very good, doubles the transfer rate with twice the number of SSDs in RAID0. 516.61 MB/s with one SSD, 969.71 MB/s will be with two SSDs in RAID0 and 1387.71 MB/s with three SSDs. Only from the magical limit of four drives in RAID0 array there is for technical reasons no speed increase and thus it remains even with four SSDs at almost the same performance as with three SSDs, or 1383.25 MB/s.
Here again are screenshots of the AS SSD iops results for comparison:
And here are screenshots of the AS SSD copy benchmark values:
In comparison, one Crucial BX100 500GB SSD reached 803 points, one Crucial MX200 500GB SSD reached 882 points, the Crucial MX100 512GB SSD reached 856 points, the Crucial M550 512GB SSD reached 907 points und the Crucial M500 480GB SSD reached compared to 685 points – each in AHCI mode.
The usable capacity of the RAID0 array is added together exactly to the size of SSDs. One Crucial MX200 250GB SSD has 232.88 GB, two 465.76 GB, three 698.64 GB and four 931.53 GB.
The AS SSD benchmark comparison results are extended with each new HDD/SSD test. Here you can see some SSDs in comparison to the Crucial MX200 250GB SSD, and the graphic will be updated periodically with new SSD drives. At the moment the top of total AS SSD scores is lead from the AS SSD total score of the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD, followed by three MX200 250GB, four MX200 250GB, both MX200 250GB and then by the Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD. You can already take two MX200 250 GB SSDs in RAID0 for excellent results.
The ATTO disk benchmark values gives a very good overview about the write and read rate on different file sizes. These values are maximum ratings, which are different to the previously continuous transfer rate benchmarks, since this benchmark may even reach a higher overall performance with slower SSDs.
Here are screenshots of the ATTO Disk benchmark values:
With CrystalDiskMark one receives a balanced measurement of the performance with different transfer sizes.
Here are screenshots of the CrystalDiskMark values:
The following diagram shows the CrystalDiskMark results again in comparison to the other SSDs and hard drives, which will be expanded step by step. In the CrystalDiskMark comparison one can see significant differences between the to-date tested of the Solid State Drives and Hard Disk Drives.
With HD Tach one can measure the gradient of the performance, but the SSD transfer is not comparable with a conventional HDD. New logical NAND cell access of the SSD controller results like some other equal designed SSDs in strong varying values with the latest HD Tach Version 184.108.40.206 version, which is written for hard disk drives.
Zum Vergleich kann man mit dem Mousezeiger über folgende Laufwerke gehen, um die jeweiligen Benchmarkwerte zu sehen:
Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, 2x Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5″ SSDs RAID0, 3x Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5″ SSDs RAID0, 4x Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5″ SSDs RAID0, Crucial BX200 960GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, ADATA S511 120GB SSD at SATA3 AHCI, ADATA S511 120GB SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial BX100 1TB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial MX200 1TB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial MX200 500GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial MX200 500GB mSATA SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial M500 480GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial M550 512GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial M550 512GB M.2 SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial M550 512GB mSATA SSD at SATA3 AHCI, 2x Crucial m4 128GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 RAID, Crucial m4 128GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Crucial m4 128GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3, Crucial m4 256GB 2.5″ SSD FW 000F an SATA3 AHCI, Crucial m4 256GB 2.5″ SSD FW 0309 an SATA3 AHCI, Crucial m4 256GB 2.5″ SSD FW 0002 an SATA3 AHCI, Crucial m4 256GB SSD FW 0309 an SATA3 IDE, Crucial m4 256GB 2.5″ SSD FW 0002 an SATA3, Crucial C300 64GB 1.8″ SSD at SATA3, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA2, Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB HDD, Intel SSD 750 1200GB PCIe Karte Gen3 x4, MX-DS Fusion 60GB SSD SATA3 IDE, MX-DS Fusion 60GB SSD SATA3 IDE, MX-DS Turbo 120GB SSD at SATA3 AHCI, OCZ Agility 128GB SSD, OCZ Vector 180 480GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD PCIe AHCI, 2x Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 RAID0, Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB 2.5″ SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD at SATA3 AHCI, Samsung Series470 128GB SSD AHCI, Samsung Series470 128GB SSD Legacy IDE, Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5″ HDD at SATA3, Toshiba MK8007GAH 1.8″ HDD.
Of course, SiSoftware Sandra benchmark should not be missing in this test series. SiSoftware offers with their SiSoft Sandra program a very comprehensive tool, which contains a lot of tools to get very reliable test results of all hardware components.
Here are screenshots of the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark read values:
Here are screenshots of the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark write values:
Crucial MX200 250GB RAID0 Result and general impression …