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.
I was extremely surprised at the write score. I ran the test 5 times and got just about the same results every time. This has to be a software issue with Sandra, not the drive.
We have added a new benchmark to our battery of SSD benchmarks. It is the 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. As you can see below those are some great results! Just under the advertised IOPS!