AnandTech Storage Bench 2011

Back in 2011 (which seems like so long ago now!), we introduced our AnandTech Storage Bench, a suite of benchmarks that took traces of real OS/application usage and played them back in a repeatable manner. The MOASB, officially called AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Heavy Workload, mainly focuses on peak IO performance and basic garbage collection routines. There is a lot of downloading and application installing that happens during the course of this test. Our thinking was that it's during application installs, file copies, downloading and multitasking with all of this that you can really notice performance differences between drives. The full description of the Heavy test can be found here, while the Light workload details are here.

Heavy Workload 2011 - Average Data Rate

The same goes for our 2011 Storage Bench: the XP941 is unbeatable. Only in the Light Workload test, the 8-controller OCZ behemoth is able to beat the XP941 by a small margin, but other than that there's nothing that can challenge the XP941. The consumer-oriented OCZ RevoDrive comes close but the XP941 once again shows how a good single controller design can beat any RAID 0 configuration.

Light Workload 2011 - Average Data Rate

AnandTech Storage Bench 2013 Random & Sequential Performance


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  • TelstarTOS - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - link

    like basroil said. Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    They need to stop being greedy. Compared to Samsung's own SSD 840 Pro, it has less parts, so it should cost them less to produce it. Yet the price is double? That makes it a pointless product, especially if it cant even beat an 840 pro at random I/O. Reply
  • dstarr3 - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    First generation product on a mostly new interface. There's some R&D to be paid for. Reply
  • JohnBooty - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    It's a niche first-gen product, with R&D costs. If ten or twenty engineers, testers, and managers spend a year on this that's easily a few million dollars in R&D right there. Probably more in the tens of millions of R&D, all told. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    People still think this way? Reply
  • JeffFlanagan - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    On the Internet you can find people who think in any way possible, or don't think at all. No matter how insane, foolish, and disconnected from reality a belief is, there are hundreds or thousands of people who will believe it. See the countless Republican fake outrages and religion as extreme examples of the phenomena. Reply
  • purerice - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    JF, keep politics and gender studies professors' talking points out of this, please. Up till then you had a good point. Reply
  • darwinosx - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    You just told us your own political opinions silly boy.
    Apple has been using PCIE SSD's for two generations of Macs now which oddly was not mentioned in this article. Samsung and I think Toshiba have been making them for Apple which probably explains why this one booted from a Mac.
  • yaedon - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    @JF: A well-respected tech blog like Anandtech is no place to vent your opinions of politics or religion. There are plenty of political and religious blogs available on the internet if you feel compelled to discuss those topics. Reply
  • critical_ - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    @purerice & @yaedon: I've never understood the desire to squelch these comments in a nation that values free speech. If you don't like it then don't read it (and don't respond). Reply

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