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Toshiba OCZ TR200 SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Toshiba

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products. With ATTO, we are looking at maximum sequential performance with compressible data as well as the performance curve.

 

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Compressible sequential read/write transfers max out at 563/542 MB/s. Both figures exceed factory specs. Keep in mind this is our OS volume, and it is filled to 75% of its total capacity.

 

Sequential Write

 

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All three capacity points deliver similar performance. The performance curve is nice and smooth which is what we are looking for. All three capacities deliver outstanding sequential performance that is a cut above the other SSDs in our test pool.

 

Sequential Read

 

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We are looking for a nice smooth performance curve and good small-file performance. The TR200 delivers it once again when testing small sequential file performance.

 

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSDs. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e., 4k QD16. With Anvil's, we are focused on the total score.

 

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Scoring

 

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Anvil's scoring typically provides us with a good indication of a drive's overall synthetic performance. This plays out as we would expect to see for a DRAMless configuration. The 240GB model scores better than the 480GB and 960GB models because its address table is smaller and easier to manage. We typically are looking for a score of at least 4K from a TLC SSD. The 240GB and 480GB models give us what we are looking for, but the 960GB model doesn't quite get there.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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With a partition on the drives and 75% full, the 960GB and 480GB models are able to exceed factory max random read specifications. The 240GB model (not shown) doesn't quite get there.

 

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QD1 is the most important metric, and the TR200's deliver better QD1 random read performance than the rest of the drives in our test pool. However, the TR200 doesn't begin to scale in performance until we exceed QD2.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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We are able to hit factory max random write specs, or close enough, even when the drives are 75% full.

 

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The TR200 is the only DRAMless SSD in our test pool. Without DRAM table caching, low queue depth random write performance takes a hit.

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