8. Anvil Pro Benchmark
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 Vertex 4 128GB SSD and tested the drive with 0-fill compression (RAW), 8% compression, 25% compression, 45% compression, 67% compression and finally 100 % (incompressible data). Below are the results:
- Compression 8%
- Compression 25%
- Compression 45%
- Compression 67%
- Compression 100%
In the following charts we illustrate the results we got from four different drives with 0-fill compression files:
According to the benchmark, the Vertex 4 does not take a very large hit when dealing with incompressible data unlike the SandForce drives.