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SuperSSpeed S301 Hyper Gold SLC Enterprise SSD Review - Fileserver and Emailserver

SuperSSpeed S301 Hyper Gold SLC Enterprise SSD Review
The SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold SLC SSD typically competes in the consumer market. With a great price point and impressive endurance from its SLC NAND, the S301 has great crossover appeal. Today we test the S301 against the current heavyweights in the enterprise SSD market.
| SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Richmax Technology

Fileserver

 

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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 S301, P400m, and DC S3700 again fall into a tight performance group at the higher Queue Depths, with a difference of less than 1,577 IOPS among the three. The S301 averages 29,518 IOPS, the P400m 29,311 IOPS and the DC S3700 30,888 IOPS.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 delivered 6,737,967 I/Os (76.3%) in the 8-10ms range, and 1,684,032 I/Os (19%) at 6-8ms.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 averages 3.68 Watts in steady state.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 averages 8,044 IOPS per Watt in steady state. This falls into the low end of the chart, and is very close to the Optimus.

 

 

Emailserver

 

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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 SuperSSpeed S301 delivers excellent performance in this write-heavy workload, averaging 33,654 IOPS at 256QD.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 provided 4,648,291 I/Os (46.1%) in the 6-8ms range, 3,339,729 I/Os (33.1%) at 8-10ms, and 1,577,482 I/Os (15.6%) at 4-6ms.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 averages 3.68 Watts during the measurement window.

 

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The SuperSSpeed S301 falls slightly above the Intel DC S3700 at 9,136 IOPS per Watt during the measurement window.

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