The Intel Optane Memory Module Review
AS-SSD is designed to quickly test the performance of your drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and small 4K read/write speeds as well as 4K file speed at a queue depth of 6. While its primary goal is to accurately test Solid State Drives, it does equally well on all storage mediums it just takes longer to run each test as each test reads or writes 1GB of data.
Anvil Storage Utilities Pro
Much like AS-SSD, Anvil Pro was created to quickly and easily – yet accurately – test your drives. While it is still in the Beta stages it is a versatile and powerful little program. Currently it can test numerous read / write scenarios but two in particular stand out for us: 4K queue depth of 4 and 4K queue depth of 16. A queue depth of four along with 4K sectors can be equated to what most users will experience in an OS scenario while 16 depth will be encountered only by power users and the like. We have also included the 4k queue depth 1 results to help put these two other numbers in their proper perspective. All settings were left in their default states and the test size was set to 1GB.
Once again, the weak link of Optane Memory – in its current form – is the lackluster write performance. When compared against even value orientated Solid State Drives Optane Memory does come up short. However as this new device is meant for the value orientated consumer these results are still pretty darn good. Both SSHD and HDDs simply cannot compare to what it has to offer.
- A Closer Look at the Optane Memory Module
- Setup and Installation
- Test Systems and Testing Methodology
- Read Bandwidth / Write Performance
- ATTO Disk Benchmark
- Crystal DiskMark / PCMark 7
- AS-SSD / Anvil Storage Utilities Pro
- Windows 10 / Adobe Photoshop CS6 Load Time
- Firefox Load / Real World Data Transfers
- Partial and Full Drive Performance
- Conclusion: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks