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Seagate 1200 STx00FM 12Gb/s SAS Enterprise SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 12, 2014 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Seagate







This test emulates Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Enterprise SSDs are uniquely well suited for the financial sector with their low latency and high random workload performance. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These are demanding 8K random workloads with a 66% read and 33% write distribution that can bring even the highest performing solutions down to earth.


The Seagate 1200 averages 38,317 IOPS at QD256, and the Toshiba averages 42,506 IOPS.




The Toshiba experiences significant inconsistency, while the Seagate 1200 operates within a very tight latency envelope.




The Toshiba averages 6.38 Watts, and the Seagate sucks up a miserly 5.28 Watts.




The Seagate 1200 blasts by the Toshiba's 4,103 IOPS with an excellent average of 7,299 IOPS per Watt.









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The Toshiba PX02SMF leans on its great read performance to master this workload with an average of 43,360 IOPS at QD256. The Seagate 1200 averages a much lower 21,865 IOPS.






The Seagate requires a mere 3.46 Watts for this workload, while the Toshiba draws 5.46 Watts.




The Seagate 1200 loses its only efficiency test of our regimen with an average of 6,378 IOPS, while the Toshiba averages 7,982 IOPS per Watt.

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