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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB PX-256M5P Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Plextor uses the new Marvell 9287 controller, new Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode Flash and gives us a new understanding of what it means to be fast.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 7, 2012 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Plextor

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.

 

Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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As you can see with the two images taken from Anvil, the Plextor M5 Pro does not mind incompressible data. Both tests are very close to each other.

 

 

Random Read IOPS

 

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The Random Read test at QD32 shows the M5 Pro delivering just north of 90K IOPS.

 

 

Random Write IOPS

 

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Random writes when tested at the end of our cycle shows 84K IOPS at QD32.

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