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HGST FlashMAX II 2.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | PCIe SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HGST







This test consists of 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 percent read and 33 percent write distribution bring even the best solutions down to earth.


The HGST FlashMAX II leads the P420m with an average of 121,240 IOPS at 256 OIO, the Micron P420m averages 102,265 IOPS, and the P320h takes the lead with a peak speed of 195,688 IOPS at 128 OIO.




The FlashMAX II provides lower latency than the P420m.




The FlashMAX II delivers 100,000 IOPS at 1ms, where the P420m only provides 50,000, but the SLC P320h astounds with 190,000 IOPS. The P420m closes the gap at 1.5ms with the FlashMAX II, but still lags behind.



RAID 0 Web Server






The Web Server workload is read-only with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content users view over the Internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the server hosting the website.


The FlashMAX II lags behind with an average of 110,747 IOPS. The Microns leverage their intense read speed to deliver amazing performance. The P420m leads the test with 174,845 IOPS, followed closely by the P320h with 160,702 IOPS.




The P420m leads the test and scales well with increasing load.




It is not surprising the Microns dominate this random read only test.

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