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KingFast F3 Plus 240GB 7mm SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

KingFast surprises us with its new F3 Plus 7mm SSD. With Intel 5K flash paired with LSI SandForce's SF-2281 high performance SATA III controller, this drive is not only functional, it is fast too.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 2, 2012 6:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: KingFast

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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As with nearly all SandForce based SSDs compressible data and incompressible data performance varies. In these test we get to see the difference at both ends of the spectrum.

 

 

QD32 Random Read IOPS

 

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Firmware 5.0.3 and 5.0.4 has a small issue when ramping up queue depths and reading random data. The next firmware release should increase the IOPS back to 80K+ IOPS.

 

 

QD32 Random Write IOPS

 

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The QD32 random write IOPS are above 90K. We can't complain about that.

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