Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests
Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com
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.
The Viking Modular SATADIMM is designed for server workloads and that fact makes these tests more relevant than when we test consumer drives. On our chart we have several heavy hitters from the SSD industry and one of the fastest platter drives available today. Even when compared to a 15,000 RPM Seagate platter drive, all of the SSDs outperform the platter drives. SSDs are quieter, faster and draw less power.
The Viking SATADIMM brings all of those key areas to the table, but the 28% over provisioning will allow the SATADIMM to do it longer than a consumer SSD.