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Zalman F1 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Just days after looking at the 120GB model, Chris is back with the 240GB to see how it performs.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 18, 2012 5:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Zalman

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.

 

0-Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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As with nearly all SSDs based on SandForce architecture, the Zalman F1 240GB loses a bit of performance when working with incompressible data. You can see the distinction between data types here.

 

Random Read QD32

 

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The random read IOPS are in line with Zalman's specifications sheet.

 

Random Write QD32

 

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Random write performance is more than two times higher than Zalman's quoted specs.

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