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MyDigitalSSD SMART 256GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

MyDigitalSSD aims for the mSATA performance market with the new SMART series based on SATA III SandForce power.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 18, 2012 4:51 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: MyDigitalSSD

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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You asked for Anvil Storage Utilities and we delivered. We've chosen to use this new benchmark to highlight compressible vs. incompressible performance.

 

With less channels the MDSSD SMART sees a large performance hit when switching to 100% incompressible data. The impact though isn't as bad as we see when using asynchronous flash.

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