TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,677 Reviews & Articles | 36,088 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Comay Pluto SC3 Enterprise SSD Review - Database/OLTP and Webserver

Comay Pluto SC3 Enterprise SSD Review

Comay's Pluto SC3 features an LSI SandForce 2481 controller in tandem with Intel 25nm MLC NAND. With enterprise class features, such as host power-loss protection and enhanced data security, and a low price point, this will make for a good option for the value-conscious.

| SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 25, 2013 3:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: CoreRise Electronics

Database/OLTP

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_32_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_33_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

This test emulates Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is in essence the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Enterprise SSDs are uniquely well suited for the financial sector with their low latency and high random workload performance. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These are demanding 8K random workloads with a 66% read and 33% write distribution that can bring even the highest performing solutions down to earth.

 

As we begin to delve into our mixed workload benchmarks, it is important to note, again, that we test the Comay Pluto SC3 with 50% compressible data. OLTP and Database workloads tend to be highly compressible, so in real deployment performance may be higher than represented in these tests. Other workloads we test may also tend to have different compression ratios, so it is important to understand the workload and adjust purchasing decisions accordingly.

 

The Pluto SC3 averages 21,778 IOPS with a bit of variability, though not nearly as pronounced in pure write situations.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_34_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The Pluto SC3 provides 4,094,387 I/Os (62.8%) at 10-20ms, 1,681,827 I/Os (25.8%) at 8-10ms.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_35_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The SC3 averages 3.4 Watts during the precondition run.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_36_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The Pluto SC3 averages 6,372 IOPS per Watt, with the variability again lending some clutter to the chart. The Micron P400m averages 7,422, the Intel 9,418 and the Optimus 5,659 IOPS per Watt.

 

 

Webserver

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_37_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_38_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The Webserver profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the server that is hosting the websites, and thus the end user experience.

 

The Pluto SC3 averages 18.476 IOPS at QD 256, below the other SSDs.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_39_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The SC3 provides 5,360,782 I/Os (97%) in the 10-20ms range.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_40_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The Pluto SC3 averages 3.2 Watts during the measurement window.

 

TweakTown image content/5/3/5386_41_comay_pluto_sc3_enterprise_ssd_review.png

 

The SC3 averages 5,701 IOPS per Watt.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more IT/Datacenter content at our IT/Datacenter reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below