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Toshiba THNSNJ480PCS3 HK3R Enterprise SSD Review (Page 7)

By: Paul Alcorn from Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:20 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Toshiba



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 66 percent read and 33 percent write distribution bring even the best solutions down to earth.

The HK3R averages 20,332 IOPS, but suffers much of the same variability as the M500DC, whose average of 21,133 IOPS takes the lead. The Samsung 845DC EVO has a very consistent average of 19,678 IOPS at 256 OIO, and the Intel DC S3500 averages 19,400 IOPS at 256 OIO. Significant variability from the HK3R and the M500DC muddies the performance picture.


The M500DC tops this chart in spite of the performance variability.


The HK3R averages 3.52 watts, the 845DC EVO averages 3.55 watts, the M500DC averages 2.76 watts, and the DC S3500 averages 3.76 watts.


The HK3R averages 6,065 IOPS per watt, the 845DC EVO averages 5,465 IOPS per watt, the M500DC averages 7,676 IOPS per watt, and the DC S3500 averages 4,040 IOPS per watt.

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 HK3R averages 28,114 IOPS at 256 OIO, the 845DC EVO averages 28,054 IOPS, and the M500DC averages 18,650 IOPS, falling to the DC S3500 average of 23,664 IOPS.


The 845DC EVO and HK3R run neck and neck in latency vs. IOPS testing.


The HK3R averages 3.88 watts, the 845DC EVO averages 3.55 watts, the M500DC averages 3.21 watts, and the DC S3500 requires 3.8 watts during the fileserver workload.


The HK3R averages 1,125 IOPS per watt, the 845DC EVO scores 914 IOPS per watt, and the M500DC scores 1,965 IOPS per watt, compared to 749 IOPS for the DC S3500.

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