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Micron 5210 Ion Enterprise SSD Review (Page 3)

Chris Ramseyer | Oct 1, 2019 at 11:38 am CDT - 1 min, 25 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MicronModel: 5210 ION

Workload Performance Testing

Database Workload

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With the synthetic tests out of the way, we can shift to workload performance. The results show a similar divide between the hard disk drive arrays and the Micron 5210 series SSDs. The small block size reads and writes in the database test shows typical SATA SSD performance with the highest performance coming from the heaviest workloads. This is due to the way flash scales performance with queue depth or in this case, outstanding IO (OIO).

OLTP Workload

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The OLTP test using 8KB size blocks shows strong consistency through most of the test. In the 64 OIO plane in the scaling workload charge, the two drives lose some consistency. We see this issue in several tests at different times but in short bursts.

We can only assume the inconsistent areas are the 5210 Ion SSDs performing background operations.

Email Workload

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The email workload shows wider deviation in the 32 and 64 OIO scale. If Micron designed this series for heavy workloads like the 9300 series we previously tested, this would worry us. The 5210 Ion will never see heavy, write-focused, workloads like many of the tests we're running today.

Archive Workload

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The archive test comes from Dell's Performance Lab and is one of the most stressful tests we run. This is due to the wide range of block sizes and mix of sequential and random reads and writes. The RAID controller helps to tame the test and allows the five arrays to keep the deviation to a minimum at the server level.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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