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Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 26, 2015 3:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Super Talent

Iometer - Maximum IOPS

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. (No Partition)

 

Max IOPS Read

 

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Max IOPS Write

 

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Super Talent does not specify random performance for the TeraNova, so we have no idea if we are hitting specification or not. The BX100 has flash with newer technology and as a result it delivers higher Max IOPS.

 

 

 

Iometer - Disk Response

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

 

Avg. Write Response

 

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Avg. Read Response

 

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The TeraNova ties with the Ignite for the lowest write response times. The SX930 delivers the lowest read response times of the drives in our test pool.

 

 

DiskBench - Directory Copy

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.6.2.0

 

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible sequential and random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drives read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

 

Write Transfer Rate

 

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Read Transfer Rate

 

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The TeraNova delivers excellent read transfer rates and average write transfer performance.

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