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ADATA Premier Pro SP920 128GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ADATA

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 QD16.


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 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




The ADATA SP920 works with both compressible and incompressible data the same way, so performance stays the same regardless of data type.



Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




Low queue depth 4k read performance is just over 8k IOPS. The drive scales well as the queue depth increases and delivers over 80k IOPS in our 4k test.


Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale




The SP920 does well in the 4k QD1 write test with just over 35k IOPS. By QD2, the SP920 reaches its maximum performance at just over 45k IOPS. The drive hits a wall at that point and fails to scale higher. The M550, on the other hand, reaches 70k IOPS at QD2 and scales all the way to nearly 84k IOPS.

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