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Corsair Neutron Series GTX 480GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Corsair's lock on Link_A_Media Device's controller is holding. We've seen the 240GB capacity sizes of the Neutron and Neutron GTX, and now we get our turn with the massive 480GB drive.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 5, 2012 7:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Corsair

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: RC5

 

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 is 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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Were used to seeing performance drop off with incompressible data from the SandForce era, but the Corsair Neutron GTX with LAMD under the hood actually increases performance with incompressible data, but not by much.

 

QD32 Random Read

 

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The Anvil 4K QD32 random read test ran on the Neutron GTX 480GB delivered nearly 90K IOPS.

 

QD32 Random Write

 

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The 4K QD32 write performance was just over 82K IOPS.

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