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Seagate NAS HDD (ST4000VN000) 4000GB HDD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Seagate NAS HDD (ST4000VN000) 4000GB HDD Review

Seagate takes purpose built NAS storage to the next level with an insane 4TB capacity. (NASDAQ:STX)

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: Seagate

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.

 

Incompressible Data

 

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0-Fill Compressible Data

 

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Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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The NAS HDD wasn't very impressive in random 4K testing, but how often is this drive going to see this type of workload in a NAS environment?

 

 

Write IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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In 4K Random write the NAS HDD was very consistent, with just five IOPS separating the highest and lowest marks.

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