Anvil Storage Utilities
Version and / or Patch Used: RC6
So, what is Anvil Storage Utilities? Well, 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.
Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet, but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. Anvil has been updating the software steadily on several international forums, and is adding new features every couple of months.
We can use Anvil several different ways 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
The Fujitsu Quadro-M uses SandForce controllers, so there is a performance penalty when writing incompressible data. In the first test, we see both sequential reads and writes over 700 MB/s with compressible data. With incompressible data, the sequential write performance drops to just over 500 MB/s.
Low Queue Depth Read IOPS
High Queue Depth Read IOPS
At low queue depths, the Fujitsu Quadro-M 480GB delivers around the same performance you would expect from a single SATA III high performance SSD. The drive scales well as the load increases, but stops just short of 80K random IOPS. The Marvell PCIe to SATA RAID controller was designed as a consumer level product, much like the one used on both the Fujitsu and ASUS ROG RAIDR Express. The other drives on the chart use enterprise SAS controllers that allow the performance to scale to very high levels. In a consumer environment where the user mainly games, surfs the web, or does other day-to-day activities, the user will never get into the high queue depth range.
Low Queue Depth Write IOPS
High Queue Depth Write IOPS
It's interesting to note that in lower queue depths, the Quadro-M outperforms the ASUS RAIDR. At high queue depths, the RAIDR is a bit faster, but again, it's very difficult to get to that level of IO load without heavy multitasking.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Pricing, and Availability]
- Page 2 [Fujitsu Quadro-M 480GB PCIe SSD]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Mixed Read / Write Workloads]
- Page 7 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test]
- Page 8 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test - Continued]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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