AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionally more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance never drops down to steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here. This test is run twice, once on a freshly erased drive and once after filling the drive with sequential writes.

ATSB - Heavy (Data Rate)

The Team Delta RGB and ADATA SU800 perform about the same overall when the Heavy test is run on an empty drive, but when the drives are fill the Delta RGB has a small but clear advantage. Moving up to a high-end SATA drive, a NVMe drive or just doubling the capacity has a big impact on full-drive performance, but only a high-end NVMe drive makes a big difference on fresh out of the box performance.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Latency)

The Delta RGB and the other two drives with Micron 32L TLC stand out for their very high average and 99th percentile latency during the full-drive test runs, as compared with either the Samsung SATA drives of similar capacity or the larger mainstream drives, but they're not as bad as the DRAMless drives like the Toshiba TR200.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency from the Delta RGB is a bit on the high side, but the difference from the fastest SATA drives is not huge. The average write latency does stick out as a problem when the Delta RGB is full, but the ADATA SU800 and the two DRAMless SATA drives are worse still.

ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile read latencies from the Delta RGB are pretty good for this class of SSD and aren't all that different from the larger mainstream TLC drives. The write latency is where the Delta RGB is clearly capable of the occasional serious stall, but it's not as big a problem as for the DRAMless drives.

ATSB - Heavy (Power)

The Delta RGB uses a bit less energy than most SATA drives in this capacity class to complete the Heavy test's empty-drive run, but when the test is run on a full drive the much lower performance of the Delta RGB drives up total energy consumption significantly.

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  • crimson117 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    What are some cases that would prominently display this SSD?

    Most I've seen hide the SSDs behind the motherboard tray...
  • rev3rsor - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    Some cases, like mine (Thermaltake Core X31, I have an Intel SSD and happen to like the skull), have mounts on the power supply shroud under the motherboard. The Phanteks Evolv Shift I'm eyeing also does, from memory, it's SFF with a less conventional layout, SSD mounts around the motherboard tray.
  • Chaitanya - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    There are a tonne of cases from lots of manufacturers(Coolermaster, Nzxt, Phanteks, Fractal, etc..) which allow for the ssd to be shown off. Generally there are ssd mounting points near now removed 5.25in drive bay or on Psu shroud.
  • The Chill Blueberry - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    Deepcool BARONKASE is perfect for this! Two SSD display mount and one of those is right above an RGB water flow meter wich would look awesome! I just did a build in this case with Kingston A400 ssds and they looked very dull :/
  • usernametaken76 - Thursday, September 27, 2018 - link

    Cooler Master MasterCase H500M would be one.
  • sonny73n - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    Say this SSD has the best performance/dollar, I might get one but I’ll have to tear it apart and take out those stupid LEDs before installing it. However, it’s not worth the troubles. So to hell with the LED lightning trend.
  • leexgx - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    You could just turn them off?
  • Ratman6161 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    i could care less about LED lighting and in fact for me, its a negative for anything that's got it, not a positive. What I care about is Price/performance. Given that, if looking for a SATA drive I see no reason to even consider anything other than the Samsung 860 Evo or the Crucial MX500. Personally I just went with the 1TB 860 Evo in M.2 format. That leaves me with my 512 GB 960 Evo as my OS drive and the 1 TB 860 EVO as a capacity drive
  • eddman - Thursday, September 27, 2018 - link

    "I do not care about LEDs, therefore I could NOT care less."
  • milkod2001 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    When you think you saw it everywhere they put RGB on SSD drives now. Omg.

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