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Seagate 600 Pro 200GB 2-Drive SSD RAID Report

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Mar 31, 2014 2:05 pm

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Transfers quickly ramp up reaching full performance by 8k transfers. Read and write transfers are well balanced, strong, and consistent throughout.

 

Sequential Write

 

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Not surprisingly, our 600 Pro array's write performance curve is almost identical to the larger 600 Series array on our chart.

 

Sequential Read

 

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It is a bit surprising to see our 600 Pro array perform so much better than our larger 600 series array. This difference in performance is more than likely attributable to the difference in firmware. One is tuned for consumer; the other, for enterprise.

 

 

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 QD16.

 

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Near hyper-class scoring! Notice the 4k write speed. This is what we love about our Maximus IV Extreme board. No other board is going to net results like that.

 

Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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Unlike what we saw with ATTO, this time read performance is practically identical to our larger Seagate 600 Series array.

 

Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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Our 600 Pro array puts up our best write performance to date in this test, edging out our larger 600 Series.

 

 

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy.

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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Performance looks good across the board. The write performance is especially good.

 

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Our 600 Pro array has excellent read performance. Again, we see the 600 Pro outperforming the standard 600 Series by a good margin.

 

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It looks like Seagate has tuned the Pro series for exceptional write performance at high queue depths. Enterprise workloads, unlike consumer workloads, hit high queue depths frequently. Our 600 Pro array has by far the best QD:4 and QD:32 write performance of any array on our chart.

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

 

AS SSD determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic and three practical tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

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Samsung's venerable 840 EVO owns this test. Our 600 Pro array puts up a nice performance, and once again, it edges out our larger 600 Series array.

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