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SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 4:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: SanDisk

Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: RC6


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.


0-Fill Compressible Data




Incompressible Data




When comparing incompressible to compressible performance, we didn't notice a large difference moving between file types.



Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




We're stirred the pot with our scaling IOPS tests - thanks for the feedback. Companies like to market their high queue depth IOPS performance, but under real-world use, desktop users will never get to a queue depth of 32.


Low queue depth IOPS give us a better understanding of how a SSD will perform in a consumer environment. The Extreme II sits right between 840 Pro and Vector at QD1 through QD4 reads.



Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale




With 4K write IOPS, the Extreme II is behind both of the top tier drives in QD1.

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