Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized.
Benchmark Results: The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) the XPG SX6000 PRO 512GB drive had an overall score of 9,966.60 points. The drive topped out at 1,820 MB/s read and 1,338 MB/s write speeds on the sequential performance test with 4MB file sizes. Impressive results from an entry-level NVMe SSD as we are knocking on the door of having an overall score of 10,000 on a drive that costs as low as $0.11 per GB.
Benchmark Results: With the compression at 46% to help mimic real world applications better we found the overall score slightly decreased as it lowered to 9,880 points.