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OCZ Technology Vector 128GB SSD RAID Report (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer on Sep 4, 2013 at 08:08 am CDT - 1 min, 27 secs reading time for this page

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 DQ16.

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 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

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Incompressible Data

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It doesn't get much more even than that. Vector performs the same with compressible and incompressible data.

Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

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While scaling the queue depth in 4K reads, we see that low queue depth performance doesn't increase much from a single SSD. Higher queue depths see a performance increase at 4K.

Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale

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4K writes have the same effect, lower queue depths at small block sizes don't get a big increase, but higher queue depths do. Low queue depth reads and writes with larger block sizes do see an increase, as you'll see on the next page.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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