ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review

 

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD
benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random
at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly
than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD
benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test
data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied
from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few
data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an
application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real
application data being read and written to the SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta
at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this
article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA analyser.

I will include a screenshot of the review
drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If
you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other
SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different
compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46%
    compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
ADATA SP900 128GB SSD (0 fill)

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Total score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Writing score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Reading score

A very impressive result to start our tests
for the SP900 SSD.


Application profile

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
ADATA SP900 128GB SSD (application profile)

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Total score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Writing score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Reading score

As it was expected the performance drops
when we start to use uncompressed data.


100% incompressible

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
ADATA SP900 128GB SSD (100% incompressible)

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Total score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Writing score

ADATA SP900 128GB SSD Review
Read score

Again the ADATA SP900 continues to struggle
with incompressible data.


Summary

The performance of the ADATA SP900 SSD
again has two sides, one with compressible data, that simply shines, and the
other with incompressible data, where the drive shows some poor performance.

 

Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….