The OCZ Vertex 3 Review (120GB)by Anand Lal Shimpi on April 6, 2011 6:32 PM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload
Our new light workload actually has more write operations than read operations. The split is as follows: 372,630 reads and 459,709 writes. The relatively close read/write ratio does better mimic a typical light workload (although even lighter workloads would be far more read centric).
The I/O breakdown is similar to the heavy workload at small IOs, however you'll notice that there are far fewer large IO transfers:
|AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload IO Breakdown|
|IO Size||% of Total|
Despite the reduction in large IOs, over 60% of all operations are perfectly sequential. Average queue depth is a lighter 2.2029 IOs.
While our heavy 2011 workload may be a little heavy on the writes, the light workload is a bit more balanced. As a result we see the 120GB Vertex 3 move up in the charts a bit more. It's still not as quick as the 240GB drive but it's pretty much quicker than anything else.