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
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%
- 100% (non compressible data)
So let’s begin the tests.
Crucial BX100 1TB SSD (0 fill)
are ranked by highest total score.
It looks like the Crucial BX100 SSD doesn’t
like to handle compressible data, and unfortunately stays in the third place
from the bottom of the graph..
Crucial BX100 1TB SSD (application profile)
Results are ranked by highest total score.
An improvement for the Crucial BX100, this
time it’s able to put itself in the middle of the graph.
Crucial BX100 1TB SSD (100% incompressible)
Results are based on the highest total score.
Again the Crucial BX100 reaches the middle
of the graph.
Crucial’s BX100 SSD showed that it didn’t
like to handle compressible data, but other than that the drive gave a good
performance, managing to stay in the middle of our charts.
Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….