Test System and Benchmark Results for the Silicon Power S80
Test SSD was connected via Intel SATA with Intel RST iaStorA 18.104.22.1686 drivers installed.C-states and EIST disabled for the Intel Core i7-4770K CPU and Windows power saving set to high-performance. The system is left to idle for a period of time after each run. Benchmarks are provided “as-is” in screenshot form for full transparency. As with the rest of our reviews, performance behaviour is the goal instead of simply direct comparisons. All the benchmarks here are easily reproducible and requires no special hardware that cannot be purchased by the public.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4770K (Retail)|
|Motherboard||ASUS Maximus VI Gene Z87 Motherboard|
|Memory||Mushkin Stealth 1600MHz DDR3 CL9|
|Drive||OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD (OS)|
|Video Card||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Thermal Compound||Noctua NT-H1|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-U14S|
|Case||DimasTech Mini v1|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850W|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Pro|
Initial Windows format shows 223.57GB available after NTFS quick format:
Crystal Disk Info to show initial info, although it appears that not much info is visible here, it does verify TRIM, NCQ and APM support as well as reveal the firmware version.
Crystal Disk Mark benchmarks read and write tests for sequential, 512K, 4K and queue depth 32 4K. Both random (default) and 0-fill sets were performed to show compressible and incompressible performance:
ATTO disk benchmark is a 32-bit compressible data benchmark that measures read and write speeds across various file transfer sizes from 0.5KB to 8192KB to show SSD behaviour. Read speeds peaks at 554109 MB/sec consistently from 512KB and up while peak write speed is at 534495 MB/sec.
Unlike ATTO, AS SSD uses incompressible data for benchmarking and can measure read/write performance in MB/s or in iops. AS SSD also has a Copy Benchmark which simulates ISO, Game and program performance, providing both speed and access time results.
Anvil Storage Utilities is a comprehensive storage testing program that provides plenty of information and option for each test. For this review, 100% incompressible, 46% incompressible (simulating Applications) and 0-fill compression data were used to observe behaviour across.
PCMark 8 from Futuremark is a semi-synthetic testing suite that has a specialized Storage testing performance feature. It simulates storage performance while playing games, running productivity and creative programs and generates a total score based on how long each test took and the storage device behaviour during its 3-set run.