7. Anvil Pro
The next benchmark is the Anvil Pro, an ‘all inclusive’ storage utility. The software is tests transfer speeds as well as IOPS The IOPS tests can be configurable with preset testing scenarios for read (Seq 4MB, 4K, 4K QD4, 4K QD16, 32K and 128K), write (Seq 4MB, 4K, 4K QD4, 4K QD16) and mixed IO.
We used the software with the Crucial MX300 SSD and tested the drive with 0-fill compression (RAW), 8% compression, 25% compression, 45% compression, 67% compression and finally 100 % (incompressible data).
Generally, the results we got from the Anvil Pro benchmark confirmed the consistent performance of the Kingston DC400 960 GB across different compressions, with an exception with 0-fill data. In that case, the 4K read performance of the drive was much higher. You can check the breakdown of the drive's results in the various tests by following the provided links above. The performance is in line with what we have seen in the other tests.
We have created charts for the read, write and total score of the Kingston DC400 960GB SSD in the benchmarks with both 0-fill and incompressible data.
Overall, theDC400 SSD was faster than the OCZ Trion 150 drive in the total score chart, mainly due to the very fast read performance:
With total incompressible data, the DC400 SSD ranked somewhere in the middle of the charts: