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Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD Review - Offers Great Value - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Toshiba

Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: RC6


So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? 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. On several international forums, the author, Anvil, 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




Toshiba's SSD controller doesn't work differently with incompressible data like the LSI SandForce and Phison controllers.


Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




The low queue depth read IOPS performance is on the low side of the results on the chart, but the Q Series Pro takes off at QD4 and higher. Eventually, the drive makes it over 90K read IOPS, but the performance comes at QD32.


Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale




4K write IOPS performance at QD1 and QD2 is very good; it's among the best drives on the market today. The drive reaches its peak at 60K IOPS.

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