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SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review
SanDisk's X210 is the company's flagship offering for business notebook and server operating system use. Today we look at the 512GB model.
By: | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 3, 2013 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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


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Incompressible Data


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The X210 doesn't slow when moving from compressible to incompressible data. The drive is actually a little faster with incompressible data.



Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




Although we like to focus on low queue depth IOPS performance, the high queue depth performance of the X210 is very impressive. At QD1 the X210 is a real competitor to the 840 Pro, both break into the 9,500 IOPS range, higher than any of the other 512GB drives on the chart.



Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale


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The X210 512GB delivers nearly identical QD1 write IOPS as the 840 Pro, but as the depth increases, so does the difference in performance.

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