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Fujitsu F100 512GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 6, 2014 3:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific

Futuremark PCMark 8 Extended - Consistency Test

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.0.228

 

Heavy Usage Model:

 

Futuremark's PCMark 8 allows us to wear the test drive down to a reasonable consumer steady state and then watch the drive recover on its own through garbage collection. To do that, the drive gets pushed down to steady state with random writes and then idle time between a number of tests allows the drive to recover.

 

Precondition Phase:

1. Write to the drive sequentially through up to the reported capacity with random data.

2. Write the drive through a second time (to take care of overprovisioning).

 

Degradation Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for ten minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, eight times, and on each pass, increase the duration of random writes by five minutes.

 

Steady state Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for 50 minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, five times.

 

Recovery Phase:

1. Idle for five minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, five times.

 

PCMark 8's Consistency test provides a ton of data output that we use to judge a drive's performance. Here we see the three states of performance for the select SSDs, light use, consumer steady state, and worst case.

 

Storage Bandwidth - All Tests

 

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Storage Bandwidth - Heavy Load

 

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Storage Bandwidth - Typical Consumer Load

 

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In our storage bandwidth charts, we first see all of the tests graphed with the Fujitsu shown on the chart with a black line. As a value SSD, we don't expect the F100 to perform well in our heavy load tests, but this drive struggles in the typical consumer load as well. The F100 does recover after a longer period of time in an inactive state - after the garbage collection has time to cleanse the flash.

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