Over the past few weeks I’ve been running a lot of AMD Ryzen benchmarks. This time we’re taking a look at the Ryzen processor in combination with the X370 chipset and see how well it does with storage tasks!
To start off we have the video that probably brought you here. In the video we go through single SSD, multi striped SSD and combined NVMe and striped SSD tests, check it out!
As mentioned in the video the SSDs used for these benchmarks are:
- 1x NVMe – Samsung 960 Pro 512GB
- 3x AHCI – Crucial MX300 525GB
- 2x AHCI – Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
- 1x AHCI – Samsung 840 Evo 250GB
All benchmarks where performed on a Gigabyte Aorus AX37-Gaming-5 motherboard running the 5Fc BIOS. The 1700x was overclocked to 3.80Ghz with 16GB 2933Mhz memory.
Additional to the video below are extra benchmarks. I tested multiple situations which I’ll highlight below.
Be warned, lots of benchmarks incoming!
1x NVMe Samsung 960 Pro 512GB
Microsoft NVMe drivers
Samsung NVMe drivers
After installing the Samsung NVMe drivers write performance increases ten-fold!
Here are some benchmarks with all the 6 SSDs in a stripe/RAID0 together. I tried multiple port configurations but it didn’t show any speed differences.
X370 AM4 Chipset RAID
Windows 10 Pro x64 Striping
Windows striping has been hit and miss in the past. But in recent versions and since AHCI has been on the latest revisions it’s actually become quite good!
2x SSD Mirror
To get some extra data security RAID1 or a mirror is often the best choice on a desktop computer. So I tested it both using the X370 chipest and in Windows using software mirroring.
The chipset mirror/RAID1 didn’t do so well. Reads seem to do fine but writes show bad performance.
Let’s see how well the software mirror does in Windows!
And that’s it. As you can see the chipset does pretty good in RAID0 but when using it for mirroring/RAID1 it falls flat on it’s face.
On the other hand it does show that the AHCI performance is great. Also the NVMe drive and the chipset do not share bandwidth and the chipset has more then enough bandwidth available to saturate all SATA ports full performance at the same time.
With the Ryzen CPU supporting ECC memory the AM4 X370 Ryzen platform makes an excellent base for a storage server!