Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data which is favored by many SSD enthusiasts.
The AS SSD result confirms much of what we have been seeing and takes things just a bit further by displaying excellent read and write access times of 0.06ms and 0.05ms respectively. Lets go one step further and see how well Samsung’s specification of 50,000 IOPS fares:
Specifications lists the IOPs count at 50,000 read and 29,000 write whereas AS SSD shows it’s read total at just under 70,000 and the write at 20,000 IOPS. Lets see if our Anvil Benchmark can bring things up a bit…
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
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.
If you are an old guy like me, you just might appreciate the fact that you can click on any of our pictures or test results for a high resolution closeup. Anvil Storage Utilities is a great program because it encompasses pretty much all that we look for in testing and then includes the test system identification on the lower left along with the SSD identification on the lower right.