We tested both the primary and secondary storage devices in the OCUK 8Pack Asteroid using CrystalDiskMark and ATTO.
Both drives equipped in the OCUK Asteroid are Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs which perform very well and offer one of the best bang-for-bang ratios of a high-end SSD. While performance is good, we feel the price point warrants something faster – a U.2 or M.2 NVMe drive, for example. The limitations of the chosen motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Impact) mean that M.2 isn’t an available option, however, U.2 is available. The placement of the U.2 port near the rear I/O means cable management would have been tricky. Nonetheless, the point still stands that for the price bracket of this system PCIe-based storage is expected.