Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review – The SAS Awakens

SNIA Throughput Test

The test is designed to measure the Sequential Read and
Write IO performance for two Block Sizes, when under Steady State conditions. 
One can easily compare the results produced by this test with box-top numbers,
which are usually stated as “Up to xxx MB/S”.

Here are the results –

SNIA Throughput Test – Power Efficiency Mode – Single
Port

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Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

You can see here a visual confirmation that Steady State was
achieved for both Write IO sizes by the end of Round 5.

 

Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

You can see here a visual confirmation that Steady State for
both Read IO sizes was achieved by the end of Round 6.

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Here are the average values recorded in the measurement
window –

Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens


SNIA Throughput Test – Maximum Performance Mode – Single
Port

Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

 

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Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

 

Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

You can see that there is a significant increase in Write
Throughput in Maximum Performance mode.

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SNIA Throughput Test – Product Comparison

For interest we present a comparison of the 1024K sequential
reads and writes (single port) performance in comparison with those of the
other Enterprise SSDs we have tested –

Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

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Toshiba PX04SMB160 SAS 1600GB Enterprise SSD Review - The SAS Awakens

These are outstanding results. Way ahead of all other SAS
and SATA drives and only beaten by Intel’s NVMe PCIe drives.

Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results
of the SNIA Latency Test…..

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