Solidigm P44 Pro 2TB Performance Testing
We test using both the default smaller test size as well as larger test sets on our benchmarks. This allows us to see the difference between lighter and heavier workloads.
CrystalDiskMark is used as a basic starting point for benchmarks as it is something commonly run by end-users as a sanity check.
The Solidigm P44 Pro 2TB slightly overperforms compared to its rated specs in CrystalDiskMark. The advertising for the P44 Pro promises 7000 MB/s read and 6500 MB/s write, and the P44 Pro beats both of those specs by a moderate margin. In comparison to the other drives on my chart, the P44 Pro is a half-step behind the fastest drives in read speed, but is very close to the top write speeds.
The larger CrystalDiskMark test is a mixed bag for the P44 Pro. Read speeds improve a tiny bit, but write speeds lose a step.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
The ATTO Disk Benchmark has been a staple of drive sequential performance testing for years. ATTO was tested at both 256MB and 8GB file sizes.
The P44 Pro does well ATTO, with results right in line with rated specs. In terms of the rest of the drives on my chart, the P44 Pro is the write speed leader.
The larger ATTO test has a moderate impact on the P44 Pro, with write speed losing a large step compared to the smaller test..
Anvil’s Storage Utilities
Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a comprehensive benchmark that gives us a very in-depth look at the performance of the drives tested. This benchmark was run with both a 1GB and 8GB test size.
In Anvil, the P44 Pro turns in a great result. Read score is close to the top of the chart, while write score is the best I have seen.
The larger Anvil test has the P44 Pro performing even better. The P44 Pro is 2nd on the chart for read score and again top of the chart for write score.
AS SSD Benchmark
AS SSD Benchmark is another good benchmark for testing SSDs. We run all three tests for our series. Like other utilities, it was run with both the default 1GB as well as a larger 10GB test set.
Since we sort our charts by read performance, up until now the P44 Pro has not actually been visually displayed at the top of a chart. AS SSD changes that, with the best read score I have yet seen by a 2TB drive. Write score is also very near to the best I have seen.
Unfortunately, the larger AS SSD takes a toll on the P44 Pro. Read score holds fairly well, but write score falls more than some of the other drives on the chart. In the 1GB AS SSD write score the Rocket 4 Plus barely edged out the P44 Pro, while the 10GB test has the Sabrent drive leading by a wide margin.
SPECworkstation, thermals, and our conclusion are up next.
Just use a tower cooler so you don’t invalidate an entire generation of ssd testing thermal data? Seems fairly straightforward to me.