Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs.
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.
TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features. Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting. Simply click on the title for a free copy.
REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON
We have put the Intel D7-P5510 Gen 4 Data Center NVMe SSD beside a few other Gen4 SSDs that we have just retested on the Intel Z590 Gen 4 Bench. Once again, we found these significantly higher than testing with the AMD Test Bench so didn’t want to mix and match results.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The Intel D7-P5510 is the latest Data Center release from Intel and the first time we have seen one of their Gen 4 SSDs on a Test Bench. In our testing, we reached throughput speed highs of 6.65GB/s read and 4.2GB/s write with 633K read and 733 write IOPS at low 4K data transfer. This performance was achieved outside of the environment we expect to see the D7-P5510 running in. Quite frankly, fine tuning consumer SSDs for the typical benchmarks is a common practice and one in which we are certain Intel has no interest in.
Intel hasn’t provided MSRP pricing and we wouldn’t expect such for a Data Center SSD. From the pricing we are seeing, pre-sale of course, this SSD might be just the answer for a reliable and powerful solution for just about anyone looking for value, capacity, speed, endurance, and a 5-year warranty to boot. Stay tuned in upcoming weeks as we add some enterprise numbers to this report.