Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests
Version and / or Patch Used:6.1
Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.
The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.
The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.
SandForce's roots are in the enterprise pot and even though they hate it when I say it, their consumer drives can also make really good parts for servers. Here we see very high file and web server performance. The database performance is also exceptional. Looking at the Western Digital VelociRaptor at the bottom of the chart, we get to see exactly what the High IOPS Corsair F90 is all about.