The Intel SSD DC S3700 (200GB) Reviewby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 9, 2012 8:01 AM EST
Sequential Read/Write Speed
Similar to our other Enterprise Iometer tests, queue depths are much higher in our sequential benchmarks. To measure sequential performance I ran a 1 minute long 128KB sequential test over the entire span of the drive at a queue depth of 32. The results reported are in average MB/s over the entire test length.
As Intel's first 6Gbps controller, there's a huge improvement in sequential IO compared to the outgoing 710. There are definitely still drives that put up beter performance numbers if we look at all of our consumer test data (mainly when it comes to sequential write performance), but Intel is at least in the realm of top performers and does very well compared to many current enterprise SSDs.