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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  • nathanddrews - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

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  • Babar Javied - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    This site needs a "thumbs up" or "like" button because I'd like to "like" your comment good sir. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Hmm yeah it's a matter of etiquette, not "free speech". Those topics tend to derail discussions, turn them into heated arguments which add nothing to a discussion unless they are pertinent. It is bad internet manners to bring them up in any form when the topic has nothing to do with them.

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  • yaedon - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    @critical: I would love to go on a long and well-thought-out diatribe on common misconceptions of the First Amendment in response to your comment, but the comment section of a tech blog is simply not the appropriate place for that and would continue to distract me, you, and everyone who reads the comment from our common interest in computer tech. I fail to understand how entreating someone to observe good manners so that all people can enjoy this fine tech blog is inflammatory. Reply
  • vFunct - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    lol he totally didn't know that businesses have fixed costs and not just variable costs. Reply
  • - Friday, May 16, 2014 - link

    Well I do not concur. Both the PCIe and SATA interfaces are not new by any means. And as for the SSD technology, well that too is not new. The development costs are much lower that one would think. Pretty much a new PCB with layout testing. That's it. It's just old tech on a new PCB, since SSD on PCIe has also been around quite a while now too.

    Opportunistic behavior dictates price first and foremost, and I do not believe the device is peppered with Samsung blessed gold which could justify such an expensive PCB.
  • nafhan - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    In general:
    Price = cost where they will sell the number of units that maximizes profits.

    If they priced it lower, they'd be doing that out of greed, too.
  • MrSpadge - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    "If they priced it lower, they'd be doing that out of greed, too."

  • RobElk - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    This uses multiple controllers to reach that speed, so it is means more parts, not less. Reply
  • jimjamjamie - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Looking forward to these hitting mainstream, though it will be quite strange plugging storage drives into PCIe slots.. Reply

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