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ZOTAC Sonix PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 480 GB SSD Review

  1. About the ZOTAC Sonix PCIe NVMe Drive…
  2. Observations and Impressions…
  3. Test Setup and Methodology
  4. Anvil Benchmarks
  5. AS SSD Benchmark
  6. ATTO Benchmark
  7. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  8. Futuremark Benchmarks
  9. IO Testing
  10. Access Test
  11. Conclusion
  12. Online Purchase Links
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Test Setup and Methodology

The system that I am using is to test most of the hardware. The same operating system, choice of USB 3.0 port (specific rear I/O port) version of benchmark software and the testing method is maintained throughout the graph.

Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit Pro
Processor+ CoolerIntel i7 4790k + Noctua NH-U12S
MotherboardGigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT
RAM8GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX
Primary Storage240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD
Secondary Storage3TB WD Red WD30EFRX
Power SupplyCorsair TX750
PC CaseLian Li A70F

The testing methods are as follows:

Anvil Benchmark

  • Access Test
  • Transfer Rate Test

AS SSD Benchmark

  • IOPS Test- Sequential- 16MB, 4K and 4K-64 Thrd
  • MB/s Test- Sequential, 4K and 4K-64 Thrd

ATTO Benchmark- Read and Write

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

  • 1 GiB- Read and Write
  • 32 GiB- Read and Write

Futuremark Benchmarks

  • PCMark 7 Benchmark
  • PCMark 8 Benchmark

IOPS Testing

  • 4K and 256K Read and Time- Total IOPS
  • 4K and 256K Read and Time- Average IO Response Time

SSD Access Test

  • Read: Min./Max./Average
  • Write: Min. Max./Average

Drive Format: NTFS

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