AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionally more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance never drops down to steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here. This test is run twice, once on a freshly erased drive and once after filling the drive with sequential writes.

The Patriot Hellfire, in blue, is highlighted as an example of a last-generation Phison E7 drive. Although we didn't test it at the time, the MP500 was based on the same controller and memory.

ATSB - Heavy (Data Rate)

The Corsair Force MP510 cannot match the best-case data rates of the fastest drives using Silicon Motion controllers, but the MP510 does a much better job of maintaining performance even when the drive is full.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Latency)

The average and 99th percentile latency scores for the Corair MP510 on the Heavy test are again some of the best we've seen, but the upcoming SM2262EN controller holds on to the top spot—when the test is run on an empty drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency scores from the MP510 are nothing special among recent high-end drives, but the average write latencies can only be matched by a few other drives.

ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile read and write latency scores form the MP510 don't stand out much from other high-end drives, but the write scores in particular show very little performance penalty from running the Heavy test on a full drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Power)

The Corsair MP510's total energy consumption during the Heavy test show it is not the most efficient NVMe SSD, but is one of few high-performance drives that approaches the efficiency typical of a good SATA drive.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer AnandTech Storage Bench - Light
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  • hugo.sousa - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - link

    Hi Bill,
    Where did you bought those refurbished drives?
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  • goatfajitas - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Yup, its easy enough to do it now on the cheap. A 1tb PCIe SSD for $235 (and a great performing one at that) for your data you access often and larger slower HDD's for less used data/backups etc. Reply
  • wumpus - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    HDDs are running $20/TB (Hitachi 3TB comes up cheapest on pcpartpicker), and even larger drives can be had cheap if you are willing to buy external drives on sale and "shuck" them.

    The real catch is that 90% of the people use about 100GB or so data, so sales of HDDs are pretty flat. So they stopped getting cheaper around 2011 and pretty much sat around waiting to be replaced by SDDs.

    Prices are finally lower than 2011, but I really have to wonder if Moore's law has enough juice to get SDDs down to the level they need to kill off HDDs (in case you are wondering, tape is still alive and kicking. And makes all sorts of sense for storing data >100TB. I wonder if HDDs will go the same way "just for datahoarders".)
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  • stargazera5 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    @wumpus: "(in case you are wondering, tape is still alive and kicking. And makes all sorts of sense for storing data >100TB"

    Maybe tape looks good for >100TB, but there are a lot of us home power users who have 10-100 TB that could use a good WORM solution for backup. The cost of tape drives are quite high and drove TCO far too high to make good sense compared to buying additional HDDs a couple times a year, which isn't that cheap either and has far too low a frequency.

    I also looked into online backup (e.g. Blackblaze, Carbonite, etc.) until I realized it would take 6 months to send them my base-line backup via my internet pipe (10 Mbps up)

    No real good solutions here, but probably a pretty good market.
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  • vanilla_gorilla - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Some of those services offer disk based import/export options: https://aws.amazon.com/snowball/disk/details/ Reply
  • Lolimaster - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Crucial MX500 go to as low as 0.165 per GB. Reply
  • leexgx - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    ""All capacities have a rated write endurance of around 0.9-1.0 drive writes per day and a five year warranty period, which are standard for high-end consumer SSDs""

    i thought 1.0 DWP was only for enterprise levels (most ssds have DWP of around 0.3)
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  • npz - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    It's only the small sizes that have come down in price. The price hasn't gotten any better for the larger sizes. I got a 2TB SATA SSD for LESS than current prices 2 years ago. If it gets better it would only go down to those prices. Above 1TB is where prices start to go exponentially higher and so I don't expect it to compete with mechanical drives anytime soon. Reply
  • Diji1 - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    >You know, its getting to price points soon that home servers would easily use SSD drives vs mechanical.

    Er ... is it?
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  • Diji1 - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    Although there is no excuse for using spinning disks for the OS disk IMO. Reply

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