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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  • Impulses - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Can't wait for the "is it ok to sandwich this SSD between my two scorching hot R9 290?" posts! Reply
  • pipja - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    rofl can't wait for that day to come, but then it'd be some R1000 980750235 something :p Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Friday, May 16, 2014 - link

    Isn't the R1000 980750235 just a rebadged 7770? Reply
  • Antronman - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Clearly you haven't tested any Fusion iO products. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - link

    Fusion IO doesn't make any drives that are aimed for the client market. Reply
  • snark9a - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Can I install one in my 2013 rMBP? Reply
  • SirKnobsworth - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    No. Apple uses a proprietary connector so an M.2 SSD won't fit. I believe aftermarket solutions are becoming available though - maybe from OWC? Reply
  • darwinosx - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    Aftermarket solutions for Apple devices have been available for a long time. Reply
  • Penti - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    They still does not have one for PCIe-based Macs. Reply
  • BMNify - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - link

    "They still do[es] not have one for PCIe-based Macs"
    so, just get the pci-e card above and use that or even a generic pcie to pci converter and you can install them in your PPC mac, and other systems too, weather they would be accessible booting anything other than a linux PPC distro is another matter OC

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