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Toshiba PX03SN 12Gb/s SAS3 Enterprise SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: May 21, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Toshiba







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. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These demanding 8k random workloads with a 66% read and 33% write distribution bring even the best solutions down to earth.


The Toshiba PX03SN averages 43,118 IOPS; the PX02SS averages 60,240 IOPS at 256 OIO, and the PX02SM averages 43,127 IOPS. The PX03SN makes great strides in performance consistency over the PX02SM.




The scale of the consistency improvement is obvious at 256 OIO. The PX03SN has no commands above 14ms.




The PX03SN averages 6 watts.




The PX03SN averages 7,050 IOPS-per-Watt.



File Server






The File Server profile represents typical file server workloads. This profile tests a wide variety of different file sizes simultaneously, with an 80% read and 20% write distribution.


The PX03SN averages 40,412 IOPS; the PX02SS averages 55,288 IOPS, and the PX02SM delivers 42,653 IOPS at 256 OIO.




The PX03SN experiences some variability during this test.




The PX03SN requires 5.67 watts during the file server workload.




The Toshiba PX03SN delivers 6,636 IOPS-per-Watt.

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