HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps SSD and LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA Review – LSI and HGST Intro 12Gbps To The World

MEASURING PERFORMANCE

As with all of our tests, the following tests were performed after a secure erase of the drive. The drive was also conditioned with a predefined workload until it reached steady state.  We also test across the entire span of the drive. delirious

HGST-SeqWrite

HGST-SeqRead

When we were deciding what we could compare this drive to, we were at a loss.  Every SSD we have tested would be half as fast on a good day.  Instead, we pulled the data form our Intel SSD DC S3500 review.  You might recall that we tested 4 S3500s on an “LSI HBA”.  Well, that HBA was the SAS 9300-8e.

For sequential operations, the SSD800MM offers outstanding performance.  At over 1.1GB/s for read operations and 700MB/s for write operations, it easily outpaces other 6Gbps SSDs.  It wasn’t quite powerful enough to match our S3500s.

HGST-RandWrite

HGST-RandRead

The SSD800MM is a beast when it comes to small-block, random operations.  You would need eight S3500s to match a single SSD800MM in random write performance.  Random reads are excellent at well, where we could consistently get over 150K IOPS.

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I’ve long been a proponent of running virtualization environments totally under SSDs. This 12G technology should be the convincer. Would have liked to see some RAID 0 benchmarks run with 4 and 8 SSD units. Curious as to how linear the performance gains would be.

Les@TheSSDReview
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This will come in time and obtaining multiple drives for this report was not possible. We always ask as was obvious with our recent Intel and Adaptec/SMART report where we used 24 Optimus SSDs.

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Other sites already did 12 gb/s weeks ago! Did you guys miss that?

Les@TheSSDReview
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Oh really? Perhaps you can send us a link or two to a 12Gbps review (not announcement). Thanks ahead.

These are the first that we are aware of.

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Tweaktown and storage review have both already done 12Gbs with the true first 12gbs ssd… the toshiba! This isn’t even the first 12gbs ssd.

Les@TheSSDReview
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You are absolutely correct and thanks. Paul snuck one in there while we were on our way to Computex. Thanks for the heads up!

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Three weeks ago….