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Plextor PX-M5M mSATA 256GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities


By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 5, 2013 5:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Plextor

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

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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The M5M treats compressible and incompressible data the same, so it doesn't slow when writing incompressible data.

 

 

Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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I've added a red border to the lower queue depth IOPS read / write charts to show the areas we are more concerned with. Companies like to talk about their high queue depth IOPS performance, but most of us will never queue enough data to hit 100K IOPS. If you are shopping for a consumer SSD, you want to look at low queue depth performance.

 

The Plextor M5M scores well in low queue depth IOPS and the performance scales well as queue depth increases.

 

 

Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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4K write IOPS performance scales really well, too.

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