Glyph Atom Black 1TB SSD A1000BLK Review

Further Testing

We have seen performance differences between the different interfaces and between another thumb drive but that might have been like comparing the performance difference between an SSD and a mechanical hard drive.  Since this is in fact and SSD, let’s do some basic comparisons between internal SSD’s and this drive.

  • ATTO Disk Benchmark

Like before, the WD Black 512GB PCIE NVMe PCI-E SSD tears up the other drives in performance.  In this benchmark runner up again is the WD Blue 512GB SSD but only by about 1.18%, which is not too bad for a portable drive.

  • CrystalDiskMark

Maybe I should not have included the WD Black 512GB PCIE NVMe PCI-E SSD since it is so fast, but at least you have it for reference.  Now comparing the WD Blue 512GB SSD drive we can see the Glyph Atom comes very close in speeds.  Not trying to sugar coat it, the WD Blue did outperform it by about 1.13%.

On Sequential Q32TI Write, the WD Blue out performs the Glyph Atom by 61.8Mbps, then on read by 177.4Mbps.  For 4K Q32TI Write, the WD Blue outperforms the Glyph Atom by 140.2Mbps and then by 204.3 on the read.  Sequential write, the WD Blue comes up only 0.8Mbps faster than the Glyph Atom and 205.5Mbps on Read faster than the Glyph Atom.

Coming up next is PCMark.

  • PCMark

In PCMark, we see similar results as the other, just remember lower scores here means better results in all results besides PCMark Score and Storage Bandwidth 2.0.  I omitted the WD Black 512GB M.2 PCIE SSD not only because it would have come in much higher than all the others, but the results would have come in microscopic because of the number of scores.

If you notice, the results here for the WD Blue drive are very close to that of the Glyph Atom USB-A 3.0, surprisingly.  As I mentioned before, you have to remember is that ATTO and CrystalDiskMark give performance metrics based off of raw performance, which are good to have but PCMark measures off of real world programs and games that you or I would use.  The culmination of tests together (ATTO, CrystalDiskMark and PCMark) provide a more real to life measure of what you will see in real life, which of course is why I test all together.

With all this, let’s go to my Final Thoughts and Conclusions.

Next Page: Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Iggy Castillo
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware's acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.
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