AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer

The Destroyer is an extremely long test replicating the access patterns of very IO-intensive desktop usage. A detailed breakdown can be found in this article. Like real-world usage, the drives do get the occasional break that allows for some background garbage collection and flushing caches, but those idle times are limited to 25ms so that it doesn't take all week to run the test. These AnandTech Storage Bench (ATSB) tests do not involve running the actual applications that generated the workloads, so the scores are relatively insensitive to changes in CPU performance and RAM from our new testbed, but the jump to a newer version of Windows and the newer storage drivers can have an impact.

We quantify performance on this test by reporting the drive's average data throughput, the average latency of the I/O operations, and the total energy used by the drive over the course of the test.

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 - The Destroyer (Data Rate)

The Corsair Force MP510's average data rate on The Destroyer is only a few percent slower than the fastest TLC-based SSD we've tested, and is more than twice as fast as the previous generation Phison E7 drives.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Latency)

The average and 99th percentile latency scores from the MP510 are best in class, pulling slightly ahead of the other drives that use the same BiCS TLC NAND.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Read Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency of the MP510 is a bit slower than the fastest NAND-based SSDs but still clearly falls within the top tier of drives. The average write latency is impressively low, showing that the drive has very effective write caching.

ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile write latency score for the Corsair MP510 is the best we've seen, and the 99th percentile read latency also excellent but doesn't quite set a new record.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Power)

The Corsair Force MP510 uses a bit more energy over the course of The Destroyer than the most efficient flash-based SSDs (which use the same BiCS TLC NAND), but the MP510's efficiency is still significantly better than average for a high-end NVMe SSD.

The Corsair Force MP510 SSD (960GB) Review AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy
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  • PaoDeTech - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Please review Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. I'm willing to pay $20 premium over SATA but not more. If the P1 1TB goes on black Friday sale for $179.99 I'll pull the trigger (MX500 1TB SATA is currently $159.99).
    Does anybody know what's the BOM cost difference between SATA and PCIe?
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  • leexgx - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    be nice if they do a renew on it as from unreliable source that did a review (toms hard) seems to find the P1 is only a little faster then a MX500 (yes the P1 its a NVME ssd but that's only good for sequential test it seems) Reply
  • yoyomah20 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    I've been waiting for this review to come out. I'm excited about what corsair has put out, seems like its a pretty good competetor to 970 EVO and WD Black at a cheaper price point. I've been waiting for a power efficient nvme drive to replace my laptop's stock 128GB sata m.2 drive and I think that this is the one! Too bad it's not available anywhere yet... Reply
  • G3TG0T - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Somehow the price SHOT up by double... Reply
  • G3TG0T - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Who would buy that for double the price when you could get an EVO 970??! Reply
  • lilmoe - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Damn Amazon and their sketchy crap. Go to newegg, the price is slightly up 10% though. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    The other thing is using Office 365 Home, 6TB for $99 a year. Reply
  • shabby - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Would be nice if all sizes were tested and not just the fastest, you guys should tell oems to send your all the sizes to test. Reply
  • leexgx - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    i could imagine that would take some time to test them, as i would guess Billy/reviewer runs the tests at least 2-3 times to make sure the results are consistent (not looked at the article yet but i guess it was the 1TB one they reviewed) Reply
  • WatcherCK - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    Do OSS NAS solutions (OMV/FreeNAS/Ubuntu+ZOL...) support fast/slow storage tiers transparently? I guess this would look like monolithic storage with the OS caching higher use files behind the scenes... hmmm, how hard would it be to have a hybrid drive that makes use of TLC/QLC (not in a fast caching scenario but say 512GB of TLC and 4/6/8TB QLC in one enclosure and a controller that can present both storage arrays transperently to the OS, an SSD only version of a fusion drive for example.)

    And agree with other posters about capacity, once 96 layer becomes ubiquitous then SSDs should be able to reach parity with mechanical HDD in terms of density and price as far as non enterprise users are concerned...
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