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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  • 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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