AS SSD is specifically designed for SSDs, and also is very useful for RAID testing as well. The results that we have attained are excellent, with the sequential read speed more than doubling to a high of 2.6 GB/s.
The scaling here with regards to the 4K-64 results are, again, extremely good. The overall score of 2383 for the benchmark is amongst the highest for a single RAID controller without cache that we have seen to date. The 4k category is extremely important, with speeds increasing from 18.86 MB/s up to 23.68. The write speed with the low 4K results has doubled, and the higher 4K-64 write speed has tripled.
The only downside that we see is an increase in the access time, but this may be due to the number of SSDs attached. The latency results with fewer SSDs connected has better results with this controller. With 3 SSDs in RAID 0, we observed Access Times of .037!
The AS SSD copy-benchmark suite results are also indicative of the across-the-board improvements in speed.
These results are very representative of the typical user scenario of file copies and transfers. With such fast results in transfer speeds this array would be very useful for video, audio, and SMB use.
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES
ASU is benchmark for us gearheads and comprises many great features. Still in Beta testing, not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, it has also included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests. All tests are very simple to understand and utilize, even for the layman.
Its pretty easy to spot the updated driver, simply by comparison of the total scores obtained. Overall, the new driver exhibits much better characteristics across the board. As a means of comparison it is very interesting to see the response times with Anvils Storage Utilities showing far better results that the previous drivers.