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Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report - Secondary Volume Benchmarks - Disk Response Times

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report
Samsung finally has something to worry about. Toshiba's Q Series Pro is an SSD that breaks the rules, and comes up as a Hyper-Class crown contender. (TYO:6502)
| RAID in Storage | Posted: Jan 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Iometer

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

Product Homepage: http://www.iometer.org

Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer

 

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement, and characterization tool, for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation, and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998. Since then, it's become widespread within the storage industry.

 

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write, and read. Each test is run twice, for 30 seconds consecutively, with a five second ramp-up before each test. The drive/array is partitioned, and attached as a secondary device for this testing.

 

 

Write Response

 

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Read Response

 

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Average Disk Response

 

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Write response times benefit most from RAID 0 because of write caching. There is a slight latency increase in read response times for an array vs. a single drive. Lack of a DRAM buffer shows itself in this round of testing. Response times, while still good, are slower than the rest of the arrays on our chart.

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