Anvil Storage Utilities
Version and / or Patch Used: RC6
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 is 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.
0-Fill Compressible Data
It doesn't get much more even than that. Vector performs the same with compressible and incompressible data.
Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale
While scaling the queue depth in 4K reads, we see that low queue depth performance doesn't increase much from a single SSD. Higher queue depths see a performance increase at 4K.
Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale
4K writes have the same effect, lower queue depths at small block sizes don't get a big increase, but higher queue depths do. Low queue depth reads and writes with larger block sizes do see an increase, as you'll see on the next page.