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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review - Fileserver and Emailserver

SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review
The CloudSpeed 500 leverages SMART Storage Technology's Guardian Technology suite to provide a low-cost SSD that features enhanced endurance and performance, along with host power-fail protection.
By: | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Smart Storage Systems







The File Server profile represents typical file server workloads. This profile tests a wide variety of different file sizes simultaneously, with an 80% read and 20% write distribution.


The CloudSpeed 500 averages 26,203 IOPS, and the SM843 averages 36,413 IOPS at QD256.




The CloudSpeed 500 provides 4,895,994 I/O's (62%) in the 8-10ms range, and 2,849,878 I/O's (36.3%) in the 10-20 range.




The CloudSpeed 500 averages 3.6 Watts, and the SM843 averages a much lower 1.96 Watts.




The CloudSpeed averages 7,300 IOPS per Watt in steady state, and the SM843 averages 18,000 IOPS per Watt.









The Emailserver profile is a very demanding 8K test with a 50% read and 50% write distribution. This application is indicative of the performance of the solution in heavy write workloads.


The CloudSpeed averages 23,036 IOPS at QD256, and the SM843 averages 11,911 IOPS.




The CloudSpeed 500 provides 3,417,735 I/O's (47.1%) in the 10-20ms range, 2,598,933 I/O's (35.8%) at 8-10ms, and 1,067,774 I/O's (14.7%) at 6-8ms.




The CloudSpeed 500 averages 3.62 Watts in steady state, and the SM843 averages 2.69.




The CloudSpeed averages 6,579 IOPS per Watt, ahead of the SM843.

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