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Fujitsu FSXtreme 240GB SLC SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 26, 2014 9:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific

Sequential Mixed Read / Write Workloads

 

In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read, and then add data writes to the mix in 10% increments until we get to 100% writes. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufacturers will address, after performance consistency.

 

Sequential Mixed Workload Bandwidth

 

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SATA can't read and write data at the same time; it's half-duplex, so the controller has to be able to read, then write data quickly. Our tests show that SandForce SF-2281 controllers are the best at this transition, but paired with SLC flash, the SF-2281 takes it to another level. There isn't a lot of drop off at all; it just takes the workload and runs with it.

 

Sequential 80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth

 

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The test uses 50% entropy. Entropy is just a fancy name for incompressible data. Since the SLC flash negates the compressible / incompressible roll off, and the controller already does well with mixed workload (read and write) testing, the FSXtreme killed this test.

 

If you manipulate a lot of sequential data, like reading and writing audio / video files when editing, the FSXtreme 240GB is the fastest SATA SSD money can buy for this purpose.

 

4K Random Mixed IO

 

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The FSXtreme is optimized for QD8 and QD16 random mixed workloads. Again, this falls inside the A/V editing realm where you have the main file manipulation, the reading and writing from plug-ins, and cache.

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