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OCZ Intrepid 3600 Enterprise SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions







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 Intrepid 3600 dominates this test with an average of 28,094 IOPS and nice consistent performance. The M500DC averages 21,133 IOPS, 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.






The Intrepid's latency performance is excellent in this workload.




The Intrepid averages 4.57 Watts, the 845DC EVO averages 3.55 Watts, the M500DC averages 2.76 Watts, and the DC S3500 averages 3.76 Watts.




The Intrepid averages 6,153 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 Intrepid averages 20,945 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 pulls ahead in latency vs. IOPS testing.




The Intrepid averages 5.29 Watts, the 845DC EVO averages 3.55 Watts, the M500DC averages 3.21 Watts, and the DC S3500 requires 3.8 Watts during the web server workload.




The Intrepid averages 1,703 IOPS per Watt, the 845DC EVO averages 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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