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ADATA Premier Pro SP900 (0-provision) 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

SandForce gives capacity and ADATA gives it to you. The 0 provision revolution has started, but there is more to the Premier Pro than capacity.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 30, 2012 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 65%Manufacturer: ADATA

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: BETA 11

 

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 DQ16.

 

Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.

 

The software can be used several different ways and 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.

 

Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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We've received several requests for the Anvil numbers. Instead of showing just one set we've decided to provide two and give the test a little more meaning. In the first screenshot we see the test with 0-fill (compressible data). In the second test we see the incompressible data test. This allows you to see the performance roll off when working with these file types.

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