Integral UltimaPRO X 480GB SSD Review

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Test Setup

Integral UltimaPRO X SSD Test Setup

In testing the Integral UltimaPRO X 480GB SSD, I am using a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Patriot Viper 16GB DDR4-2800MHz
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition (OS Drive)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0

Just a note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests using the specific sample Integral sent – Ultima Pro X 480GB SSD, model: INSSD480GS625UPX. You may or may not get the same exact results. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speed. The results below are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.

Integral UltimaPRO X 480GB SSD Benchmark Results

ATTO Disk Benchmark
Integral UltimaPRO X ATTO Disk Benchmark

Integral advertised that their SSD is capable of reaching 565MB/s read and 545MB/s write speeds, and they got those numbers using the ATTO disk benchmark. I also got a similar result while benchmarking the drive using ATTO with our test system. I got a read speed of 561MB/s and a write speed of 540MB/s which is very close to the advertised speeds. However, ATTO doesn’t show real world performance.

HD Tune Pro
Integral UltimaPRO X HD Tune Read Benchmark Integral UltimaPRO X HD Tune Write Benchmark
Integral UltimaPRO X HD Tune File Benchmark Integral UltimaPRO X AS HD Tune Pro Info

In my HD Tune Pro benchmark, the sequential read and write speed went down significantly.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3
Integral UltimaPRO X CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

As I test the Ultima Pro X 480GB more, the drive’s sequential read speed seems to be hovering around 500MB/s and its write speed at around 470MB/s.

AS SSD Benchmark
Integral UltimaPRO X AS SSD Benchmark Integral UltimaPRO X AS SSD iops Benchmark
Integral UltimaPRO X AS SSD Copy Benchmark Integral UltimaPRO X AS SSD Compression Benchmark

Again, with AS SSD benchmark tool, the drive’s write speed is just below 500MB/s and write speed is around 470MB/s.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities
Integral UltimaPRO X Anvil Compressible Benchmark

Integral UltimaPRO X Anvil Mixed Benchmark

Integral UltimaPRO X Anvil Incompressible Benchmark

In my Anvil’s storage utilities tests, I got a consistent sequential read speed of around 489MB/s and a sequential write speed of around 453MB/s, which is a little bit short from the expected speeds. However, the UltimaPro X 480GB SSD performed very well whether the file is compressible, incompressible or a mixture of both. This is a good sign and I think all SSDs should be able to handle both compressible and incompressible files at the same speeds. There are SSDs, specially the old ones that cannot handle both incompressible and compressible data at the same speed. Usually these SSDs perform well when it comes to compressible files, but suffers with incompressible files.

PCMark 8 – Storage Test
Integral UltimaPRO X PCMark 8 Benchmark

Finally, for some near real world performance, I put the Ultima Pro X 480GB SSD to test using PCMark 8’s storage test. The result was acceptable since it reached a total score of above 4900 points. But the storage bandwidth is a little bit low compared to other SSDs I have tested; like the Patriot Ignite SSD or Crucial BX100 both having a bandwidth of 240MB/s. Nevertheless, the gap between the Integral UltimaPro X SSD and the latter two SSDs is not very significant. In fact you may not feel any difference in real world scenarios.

I tested the SSD again, but this time I filled the drive with 80% of data that are all game files. On the next page, let’s see how the SSD performed after having only 20% left of its capacity.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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