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OCZ Vertex 4 SSD - Progress in the Firmware (testing with v1.4RC) - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2012 12:55 pm
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: BETA 11


So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.


Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.


The software can be used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.


Fill Compressible Data


Vertex 4 256GB




Vertex 4 512GB





Incompressible Data


Vertex 4 256GB




Vertex 4 512GB




You asked for it and we delivered it, Anvil Storage Utilities benchmarks are now on TweakTown.


The first image set is from the 0-fill test and the second set is the incompressible data test. Eventually we'll figure out a way to chart this data for drive to drive comparisons. For now we're just showing the charts.


The OCZ Vertex 4 does not take the same type of performance hit when working with incompressible data or data that is already compressed as we see with the SandForce based drives. The architecture does not differentiate between the two data types.

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