ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD review

Posted 04 December 2016 10:34 CEST by Antonis Sapanidis


Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests. Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real application data being read and written to the SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA analyser.

I will include a screenshot of the review drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46% compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

ADATA SU800 256GB SSD (0 fill)

Results are ranked by highest total score.

A very good result for the ADATA SU800 256GB SSD.

Application profile

ADATA SU800 256GB SSD (application profile)

Results are ranked by highest total score.

Again the result is very good, and this mainly has to do with the impressive write performance of the ADATA SU800.

100% incompressible

ADATA SU800 256GB SSD (100% incompressible)

Results are based on the highest total score.

Incompressible data is not the 'favourite cup of tea' for the ADATA SU800 256GB SSD, but still the result is good.


The ADATA SU800 256GB SSD manages to deliver some very good results and all this mainly because of its read performance.


Now let's head to the next page for some real world tests.... settings

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