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| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2012 7:12 am
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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

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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Normally we talk about the depreciation of performance in this section on SandForce drives when moving from compressible to incompressible data. Not so much this time, here we see that the drop off is very low. Finally your performance with SandForce is balanced.

 

 

QD32 Random Read IOPS

 

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Firmware 5.0.3 and 5.0.4 shipped with a small bug that reduces the high queue depth IOPS performance when reading data. We hope the next release address this issue and gets us back up to 85K plus read IOPS on the S301 SLC.

 

 

QD32 Random Write IOPS

 

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There is nothing to complain about when getting 92K write IOPS.

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