ATTO Disk Benchmark is an old and simple but still very popular synthetic benchmark used to test the maximum theoretical speed of any storage devices, from RAID controllers and host adapters to HDD and SSD drives.
This synthetic benchmark displays the maximum sequential read / write speeds of a device, which is why the results are (usually) on par with the manufacturer specifications. The Nocti 60GB drive reached a read speed of 275MB/s but a write speed of 240MB/s, slightly lower than we expected.
CrystalMark 3.0 x64 is another simple but popular synthetic benchmark used to measure the maximum theoretical speed of hard disk and solid state drives.
The 0x00 fill mode (compressible) mode of the test confirms the test results we received from the ATTO benchmark. During the standard test run however the performance of the Nocti SSD takes a massive performance hit as the Sandforce controller and the asynchronous memory struggle when having to deal with uncompressible data.