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OCZ Vector 128GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

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




Incompressible Data




The OCZ Vector 128GB doesn't change performance when changing from compressible to incompressible data.


Scaling Read IOPS through Queue Depth




Here we have one of the new tests. When companies market their drives they publish their highest performance. When it comes to IOPS, you rarely if ever will see a queue depth of 32. Performance at lower queue depths is much important than higher queue depths for most users.


Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Depth




The same goes for 4K write IOPS, the lower queue depths are more meaningful than the high queue depths. The OCZ Vector 128GB manages to outperform the SuperSSpeed S301 with SLC NAND flash in this test. I didn't think it was possible.

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