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

OCZ increased the Vertex 4 performance with a number of small improvements that add up to sizable increases.

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

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 

 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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Since the LSI AIS event we keep hearing stories about admins and other enterprise users increasing the number of consumer SSDs in their systems. Consumer SSDs offer a significant performance advantage over mechanical drives and a pretty large price decrease over enterprise SSDs. The new Vertex 4 firmware increases the web and file server test performance by a large margin.

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