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Intel SSD DC P3700 1.6TB PCIe NVMe Enterprise Review (Page 9)

By Paul Alcorn from Aug 4, 2014 @ 10:55 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Intel

128k Sequential Read/Write


128k sequential speed reflects the maximum sequential throughput.

The Intel DC P3700 delivers 2,392 MB/s at 256 OIO, the HGST FlashMAX II trails with an average of 2,664 MB/s at 256 OIO, and the P420m leads with 3,186 MB/s. The DC P3700 falls quite a bit in this workload, while the P420m flirts with maxing out the PCIe 3.0 bus.


Latency testing shows the P420m holding a substantial advantage with sequential read workloads.


The P420m provides excellent Latency v MB/s performance.


Sequential write performance is important for workloads such as OLTP logs, OLAP, batch processing, and transaction logging.

The DC P3700 stretches its legs and delivers 1,818 MB/s in the sequential write workload. The HGST FlashMAX II writes at 1,091 MB/s at 256 OIO and the P420m brings in the rear with 647 MB/s.


The DC P3700 enjoys a considerable lead in sequential latency.


The DC P3700 distances itself from the pack with all of its performance coming at very low latency.


The DC P3700 scores very well with a 100% write workload, but drops significantly at a 90% write workload. It also encounters some turbulence in the 60-70% range.

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