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SuperSSpeed S301 64GB RAID 0 SSD Report (Page 5)

Jon Coulter | Jan 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm CST - 1 min, 58 secs time to read this page

Anvil Storage Utilities

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So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSD's, and HDD's, 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.

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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When data is compressible, our SuperSSpeed array can pump out Hyper-Class performance.

0-Fill Compressible Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

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Compressible read performance is good at low queue depths where it matters most. As the commands ramp up though, our little array falls behind the larger arrays.

0-Fill Compressible Write IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

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Compressible write performance is where LSI SandForce arrays outpace the competition. Our little SuperSSpeed array places second; it's slightly out done by our larger capacity Chronos (LSI SandForce) array.

Compression 100% Incompressible Data

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Incompressible data is a SandForce based drive's nemesis, unless there is SLC under the hood. Only the EVO array can score a higher point total than our little SuperSSpeed array in this test.

Incompressible Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

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At QD1 -QD2 our SuperSSpeed array is markedly faster than the 600 series array, and the Chronos array. It's easy to see the superior performance of SLC, because our SuperSSpeed array, with only 25% the capacity of our Chronos array, is outperforming the Chronos array significantly from QD1 - QD16.

Incompressible Write IOPS through Queue Scale

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Here's where SLC comes into its own. Although both our SuperSSpeed array and our Chronos array have the exact same LSI SandForce 2281 controller, and even though our SuperSSpeed array is handicapped by its small capacity, the SuperSSpeed array smashes the Chronos array. By QD 32, our little SuperSSpeed array that's only one tenth the capacity of the EVO array, takes first place.

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Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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