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Intel 730 480GB SSD Two-Drive RAID Report - Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Disk Response & Transfer Rates

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2014 2:02 pm

Iometer - Disk Response


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0


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 5 second ramp-up before each test. The drive/array is partitioned and attached as a secondary device for this testing.


Write Response




Read Response




Average Disk Response




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 versus a single drive. Response times are excellent. Read response is the best we've seen to date, and write response times are the second best we've seen to date.



DiskBench - Directory Copy


Version and / or Patch Used:


We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) of mostly incompressible random data as it's transferred from our OS array to our test drive/array. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drive/array's read transfer rate. The system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.


Write Transfer Rate




Read Transfer Rate






Our 730 array delivers our second best read transfer performance to date. Write transfer performance comes in last place; however, there is not a whole lot of difference between first and last.

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