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Memblaze PBlaze3L 1.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | PCIe SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Memblaze

8k Random Read/Write






Many server workloads rely heavily upon 8k performance, and we include this as a standard with each evaluation. Many of our server workloads also test 8k performance with various mixed read/write distributions.


At 80%, the PBlaze3L averages 285,564 IOPS at 256 OIO, and scores slightly higher with 100% utilization at 288,563 IOPS. The Intel averages 275,367 IOPS, the FlashMAX II averages 207,859 IOPS, and the Micron P420m takes a lead to top the chart at 387,785 IOPS. The Memblaze3L rivals the excellent scaling from the P3700 in the middle ranges.






The Micron P420m takes the performance crown under the heaviest workloads, but the PBlaze3L distinguishes itself with great performance in our Latency-v-IOPS chart.




The Memblaze Pblaze3L averages 62,023 IOPS at 256 OIO with 80% of capacity utilization, and 32,717 IOPS with 100% utilization. The Intel DC P3700 averages 66,082 IOPS, the P420m hits 79,633 IOPS, and the FlashMAX II tops out at a speed of 59,279 IOPS. The PBlaze3L offers very consistent performance in both performance modes.






The PBlaze3L offers solid performance in this test.




The PBlaze3L takes a big lead in mixed 8k random workloads.




The PBlaze3L provides excellent latency and performance in mixed random workloads.

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