You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. 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 utilize in our benchmark testing.
The newer version automatically tests with 100% incompressible data as one might see in movies, photographs and music, whereas, the original release tested in compressible data as we see in ATTO Disk Benchmark.
Considering that highly incompressible data is the food of choice for the Samsung PM830, we were surprised at the results of these tests, conducted with 100% incompressible data. Although the Samsung did prevail in the high sequential transfer speed once again, the Aura Pro walked away with everything else to include disk access speeds, IOPS results and the Total Point Score by a significant margin.
Something that surprised us even more was the results while testing in compressible data with the Aura Pro as seen below. The high of 91,273 IOPS at 4k-QD16 write is the single highest score achieved by typical SSD to date.
We haven’t included the result for the Samsung PM830 for highly compressible data as there was no appreciable difference for the PM830 regardless of the data sample used.