Testing – Sandra Physical Disks & Anvil
Sandra Physical Disks benchmark is built into SiSoftware’s Sandra software suite. It tests drive performance and gives you a drive score and random access time.
The read results were pretty normal, but I was the write score was extremely slow. This definitely has to be an issue with Sandra.
The next test is Anvil Storage Utilities, which is a really great piece of software. It is still in its beta stage, but we are very impressed. The SSD benchmark gives you scores for both read and write as well as a combined score.
We used Anvil’s threaded I/O test to benchmark IOPS. The block size was set at 4k and the queue depth was set at 32.