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Patriot Wildfire (SandForce SF-2281) 4x SSD RAID Report - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Two or more is better than one, can the performance outpace the cost? Let's find out!

| RAID in Storage | Posted: Mar 23, 2012 4:36 am

AS SSD Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358

Developer Homepage: Alex Intelligent Software

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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Personally, given the choice between a single 240GB SandForce SSD or two 120GB drives I'd opt for the latter every time. Here we can see why, with the dual 120GB R0 setup compared to the single OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 the file transfer performance skyrockets. The larger your drive or array the more data you will move to and from the drive and being able to double that performance is a big help in reducing your idle time waiting for the task to complete.

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